BEDFORD, Va. (AP) -- The National D-Day Memorial plans to install a statue of a veteran who spearheaded the effort to establish the memorial.
The News & Advance (http://bit.ly/1fxUOdv ) reports that the memorial in Bedford launched a campaign on Monday to raise $100,000 for a statue of the late Bob Slaughter, along with a plaque.
Memorial officials plan to dedicate the statue on Memorial Day in 2014.
Slaughter died in 2012 at age 87. He was a D-Day veteran who was wounded twice in France.
Memorial Foundation president April Cheek-Messier says Slaughter's determination led to the memorial's creation.
Slaughter served as the foundation's chairman from 1994 to 2001.
Information from: The News & Advance, http://www.newsadvance.com/
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