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SF Veterans Memorial Finally Chosen



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

    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.