- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - Plans for a Central Texas memorial to victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage have fallen about $78,000 short to complete the site.

The Killeen Daily Herald (https://bit.ly/1u0jDYz ) reports fundraising, as of Wednesday’s fifth anniversary of the deadly gunfire, continues on the $402,000 project.

The Color Up Killeen 5K run on Saturday will benefit the Fort Hood November 5 Memorial planned near the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded in the attack blamed on an Army psychiatrist. Nidal Hasan (nih-DAHL’ hah-SAHN’) was convicted and sentenced to death.

The memorial will include 13 U.S. flags, an open-air pavilion and 13 black granite columns.

Former Killeen Mayor Fred Latham says crews began surveying the property last week and put stakes in the ground.





Information from: Killeen Daily Herald, https://www.kdhnews.com

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