New veterans memorial in Ocala unveiled

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB)-- A brand new veterans memorial was unveiled in Ocala Saturday honoring veterans from military services, including the Canadian military.

The memorial took three months to build from start to finish and sports seven different flags.

The ceremony to raise each flag had veterans from each military service on hand to do the honors.

Event organizers say the idea to build this memorial came from the community members of the Rolling Green Villages where it is located.

The Canadian military was honored as well because the parent company of the Rolling Green is also active in Canada.

To conclude the event, organizers had a four-plane flyover to commemorate the new memorial followed by a playing of Taps.