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September 17, 2014

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Details changed for display of veterans memorial models

Las Vegas Veterans Memorial

A rendering of the Las Vegas Veterans Memorial designed by Douwe Blumberg. Launch slideshow »

Models of four proposed designs for a Las Vegas veterans memorial have been taken off tour because of damage to the displays.

The models were scheduled to be on display at four different places in the city so the public could view them and provide comments to the committee that will select the winning design.

Moving the models and their display cases, however, proved to be more difficult than anticipated and the artwork and cases were damaged.

As a result, the models will remain at the American Shooters firearm supply store and range until Saturday.

They then will be moved to the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., where they will remain for two weeks.

From July 6 to July 20, the displays will be on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

The models will then be moved to the Las Vegas City Hall for a presentation to the City Council on July 21.

The Las Vegas Veteran Memorial Association, a non-profit group, plans to build the memorial at Huntridge Circle Park on Maryland Parkway near Charleston Boulevard and then donate it to the city.

A committee of representatives from the association, the city and veterans groups are expected to select the winning design within a month.

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