January 26, 2010 (GURNEE, Ill.) --A planned military memorial dedicated to veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan remains on hold. The Gurnee Village Board voted Monday night to uphold a veto by the town's mayor that put a stop to Kirk Morris' project. Morris hoped to build the memorial on Old Grand Road in honor of his son who was killed in Iraq. But the project ran into financial issues.
Gurnee's mayor says Morris' foundation doesn't have the technical expertise to complete the work on the Heroes of Freedom Memorial.