PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTVA) - The site is being cleared for a new military monument in a central Mississippi community.
The work in Philadelphia is happening eight months after a tornado destroyed a monument to the fallen soldiers of Neshoba County.
People are in the process of raising $100,000 for the new monument, which will be lower to the ground and sturdier in bad weather.
Col. Ray Crocker is vice chairman of the Fallen Soldiers Monument Committee.
He says organizers are trying to raise half the money by the end of February.
Plans are to dedicate the monument on Memorial Day.