It's been in the making now for more than 15 years, and finally World War II veterans are getting their long awaited honor, a National World War II memorial in Washington D.C.
The memorial will be dedicated to those who served in the war this Memorial Day weekend.
The completion of the bronzed and granite memorial totals more than $170 million. It honors an entire generation that served during that time, both at home and overseas.
Two local WWII vets say they have mixed feelings on the new site.
"I think it's wonderful, but it's many years too late, it should have been built a long time ago," says Win Schmitt, WWII vet.
"It's a great tribute, but most vets will tell you it's come too late," says Art Ferge, a WWII veteran.
Win says he would like to visit the Washington D.C. memorial someday, however, Art says it would just be too difficult to visit the site.