New American Veterans Memorial Park in Cannon Falls

The ground is broken on the new American Veteran’s Memorial Park in Cannon Falls

On Saturday, ground was broken on an ambitious tribute to the service men and women of the armed forces. Once the plans for this 95 acre plot of land are completed, the American Veteran’s Memorial Park will one of the largest in North America.

Retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant Tufoung Lor is the founder of the non-profit American Veteran’s Memorial Park. He explained how this project is a way to honor his father, Xia Yeng Lor, who served alongside the U.S. forces during the Vietnam War before moving his family to the United States. “My father is my hero. His sacrifices helped to give me and my six brothers a better life,” said Toufong Lor. “There are so many soldiers who gave up so much to ensure American freedom. I hope this park is a place people go to learn and remember those sacrifices.”

Construction is set to begin this summer.