Monuments at Sacrifice Field moving to Infantry Museum

From the National Infantry Museum

COLUMBUS  - Two monuments to Infantry Soldiers will be installed on the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center's recently completed Walk of Honor Wednesday. 

Monuments to the soldiers who served with the 80th Infantry Division and the 29th Infantry Division in World War II were commissioned by those units' associations, gifted to the Army and constructed on Sacrifice Field, near the old Infantry Museum.

They now join two other monuments plus the large memorial at the gateway of the walk honoring the 173rd Airborne Brigade on the Walk of Honor, which was dedicated in June 2010.

There is space for about 60 monuments on the walk; half have been reserved for new memorials and others to be moved from Fort Benning.

The walk is lined with trees, gardens and benches. "We hope people will use this space as they use the Mall in Washington," National Infantry Foundation Executive Director Ben Williams said. "It's a space for quiet, peaceful reflection."

A new, 30-car parking lot has been constructed just south of the parade field, with access from Benning Boulevard. The lot offers parking for disabled people attending events at the stadium, and provides easy access to the Walk of Honor.