The Turlock City Council finalized the relocation of the Korean War cannon that previously stood outside of the War Memorial to Central Park in Downtown Turlock.
The cannon is on the move as the City of Turlock is in the process of finalizing a deal to sell multiple properties, including the War Memorial, to the Turlock Irrigation District.
Central Park, which is located at the corner of Golden State Boulevard and Main Street, is a more public a visible spot than the War Memorial, according to several supporters.
The local veteran groups have also been some of the biggest supporters of the relocation to Central Park.
“The Korean War Memorial Cannon should be placed at Central Park with a fence around it to prevent vandalism, placing placards of Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars military organizations under the cannon,” Andrew Mojarras, Commander of Disabled American Veterans Turlock Chapter 74, read from a letter he submitted to Council in support of the move to Central Park.
The layout of the cannon is still under discussion, however the veteran groups have asked that a metal fence be placed around the cannon to prevent vandalism and flags be placed at the site.
With the relocation finalized, Director Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Allison Van Guilder said the City of Turlock will work with the community on the design with plans to have the cannon rededicated on Veterans Day.