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Friday, August 18, 2023

The World War II Memorial at Myrtle Beach’s Warbird Park is beginning to take shape.  Construction is still in the early stages, but you can see how the 2,000-square-foot space will look.  It’s tucked into the trees on the park’s edge, closer to Kings Highway and the Myrtle Beach International Airport runway for greater visibility.  The center plaza will be a bas relief map of the world, with major campaigns of the war marked by bronze medallions.  The rear wall will be granite engraved with text and photos, as shown in the illustrations.  Myrtle Beach was actively involved in World War II, hosting the pre-cursor to the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, better known as today’s Market Common district.  We hope to have the memorial complete in November. 

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