Friday, December 6
Dedication Ceremony on the North Shore
The dedication of the World War II Memorial on North Shore Drive, North Shore Riverfront Park, will be at 10:00am on Friday, December 6. Free parking will be available at the Rivers Casino, as well as in the parking lot adjacent to the site. Free shuttles will take guests from the Casino parking garage to the Memorial. For questions or more information, call 412-779-2959.
The compelling design celebrated the contributions of SW Pennsylvanians to the war effort and will serve as an outdoor museum to teach all those who visit about the great local stories that were part of the war effort. The memorial include panels of glass and granite that describe the war, the region's role in the conflict, and the sacrifices of local veterans. Visitors will pass a large pole-mounted flag and then enter the heart of the memorial, a unique elliptically-shaped space defined by the panels. The panels contain images from both the Pacific and European campaigns. Granite plaques tells the narrative story of the war. The interior is devoted to the local history while the exterior describes the story of the war around the world. More info.