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Pape Donates Land for War Memorial

DANVILLE -- Thanks to a generous donation from Pape Memorial Funeral Home plans for a Middle East Conflict Memorial in Danville are moving forward.

Pape Memorial Funeral Home in Danville has donated land on the corner of Hazel and Williams streets to be used for a Middle East Conflict Memorial but it isn't the first time the mortuary has stepped up for fallen soldiers.

Three other war memorials are also on Pape land.

The new memorial is a joint fundraising and planning effort from Danville police and fire organizations, the American Legion and VFW.

Pape will keep ownership of the land and maintain it.

Organizers have reached out to local artists for design ideas and the plan is to open the memorial by Veteran's Day.

Proceeds from the Finest vs. Bravest softball series and the Warrior 5k run will go towards building the memorial.

ABC NewsChannel 15's Heather Good Reports