WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Ground was officially broken Thursday on a $1.5 million project benefiting veterans in Trumbull County.
On Thursday morning, Trumbull County commissioners and officials with the Veterans Service Commission donned hard hats and shovels to mark the start of construction for the Samuel E. Lanza Veterans Resource Center.
When the East Market Street building is finished, it will house the Veterans Service Commission and will include a community room and garage to house their transportation vehicles.
“It is a special day not only for Trumbull County, but especially our veterans. You know, they deserve a state-of-the-art flagship facility they can call their own. They are centrally located in the Central Business District here in Warren,” Trumbull County Commissioner Mauro Cantalamessa said.
Construction on the 7,000-square foot Veterans Center is expected to be finished by Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
There are 21,000 veterans in Trumbull County.
“It is tremendous. I mean, it shows that the area and the community support the veterans, the people that gave their lives, that sacrificed so much so we could live freely,” Veterans Service Commission Director Herman Breuer said.