The architect working with the Warm Springs Veterans Memorial Park Committee has developed a design for the project. Meanwhile the funding details are being worked out.
The architects Statsny Brun also designed the museum, and are donating services to the memorial park committee.
Some funding can come in-kind, such as through the use of tribal services for some of the work. Other funding will come from grant sources, such as the Spirit Mountain Community Fund. Tribal development director Bruce Irwin was working on this in recent weeks.
A design of the project includes an elevated mound with concrete walkways lead up to the central feature. This feature includes seven flags: Those of the VFW, American Legion, POW/MIA, Warriors flag, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, state of Oregon, and the United States. Other notable features:
A bronze Warrior Statue, the Soldier’s Cross, Service Medallions, ten basalt columns, and names of the veterans of the Confederated Tribes. There is a running water feature, and a central flame.
The Veterans Memorial Park Committee working on the project include Tamera Calhoun, president; Charles Tailfeathers, vice president; Susan Guerin, secretary; Johnathan Courtney, treasurer; trustees AJ Atencio, Dennis Dowty, Dan Martinez and Alvis Smith III; and Chaplain Phillip David.