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More than a decade ago, an elaborate memorial at Walkersville was planned to honor those lost on ARIA 328. Unfortunately, the group that proposed the more elaborate tribute was never able to raise the funds needed to see their vision reach fruition.

Today, a much simpler design is planned, modeled after and mirroring a similar tribute erected outside Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

The memorial will feature a 10-by-10-foot concrete slab, a granite pedestal, and a bronze plaque listing the names of the 21 victims: 18 crew members from the Ohio base, two of their wives and a civilian electronics contractor.

Granite pedestal with bronze plaque and granite meditation bench in foreground
The existing Memorial near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio