MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A memorial built 90 years ago to honor the men who died in World War One is getting a makeover.
But Victory Memorial Drive in Robbinsdale is much more than a monument. It’s really designed to be a community space.
There’s a walking path and a bike path, and it’s surrounded by trees planted for each soldier killed from this neighborhood.
The centerpiece is the flag pole at one end of the drive. It’s been designed for concerts and other types of events.
“There are 538 markers in Victory Memorial Drive, each one separately dedicated to these residents who died in World War. They’re next to a large tree, and it’s a living memorial to the sacrifices that were made by those who came before us in World War I,” said Dan Rogan with the Victory Memorial Drive Task Force.
A celebration of the new Victory Memorial Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.