WWII Memorial In Fairview Park Improved
The size of the WWII Memorial has been enlarged and moved to a new place of honor as you enter Fairview Park in Centralia.
It is now much taller and is in closer proximity to the WWI Memorial Statue.
The WWII Memorial was originally in Library Park and moved to Fairview Park in 2008, near the other war memorials.
Instrumental in discussing that first move was Centralia native and World War II veteran Robert E. “Bob” Norris, who now resides in Missouri but returns to his hometown of Centralia often.
Feeling that the small memorial was not representative of the sacrifices made by the WWII generation, Norris approached the City of Centralia and the Centralia Veterans Affairs Committee, offering to pay for one half of the improvements if they would agree to support the remainder of the project. The work was completed by Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Take time and drive out to Fairview Park in Centralia and view the veteran memorials.