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Ground Broken for Ft. Hood Shooting Memorial

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(KCEN) -- The ground has been broken for a memorial to the victims of the Nov 5, 2009 shooting on Fort Hood. 

Thirteen people were killed and 32 others were wounded.  

The groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.

Still more money is needed to complete the project just outside of the Killeen Civic Center on 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive, which will stand as a reminder of their sacrifice.

The widow of the sole civilian killed spoke at the ceremony before joining city leaders and those who are working to make the memorial possible.

Thirteen sculptures include items that represent something very personal about each victim.

When the project is finished, the statues will be placed on black, granite pillars inside of a pyramid, with a flag pole sticking out of the top.

It will be inscribed with the names of the fallen and wounded.

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