Peoria officials are hoping to raise $500,000 for a war memorial that will be built at the county courthouse. The memorial is called ``Final Salute'' and honors people who served or died in conflicts since World War II. County Clerk Steve Sonnemaker says the design for the memorial has been approved. The v-shaped marker will have granite plaques where names will be inscribed. It will also feature statues of three to five soldiers who are ``on patrol'' in the center. People will be able to buy engraved bricks to help raise money for the project. They'll cost $150 or $500 each, depending on the size. Sonnemaker says he hopes to have the money raised in the next year.
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