SF Veterans Memorial Finally Chosen

By RJ Middleton
|  Monday, Jul 18, 2011  |  Updated 7:45 AM PDT
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SF Veterans Memorial Finally Chosen

The poem "Young Dead Soldiers Do Not Speak" will be inscribed in one of the memorial's basalt walls.

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The veterans memorial in San Francisco has been chosen -- about 90 years after the project started.

The Arts Commission said in a press release that the octagonal space near the Civic Center will finally be getting a memorial after having three possibilities on public display at the Veterans Building, according to The Ex.

The final choice has three reflective pools with a "walkway defined by wall of reflective basalt." One of the walls will have "The Young Dead Soldiers Do Not Speak" -- a poem by Archibald MacLeish.

The total cost for the project, including maintenance, is $2.5 million, with the commission having secured $1.8 million of that thus far.

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