Representatives from the City of El Paso will host a public meeting Thursday to discuss a community proposal to move The Men of Company E Memorial sculpture from its current location to Cleveland Square Park in Downtown El Paso.
Organizers of the community meeting include the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, the Parks and Recreation Department and the office of City Representative for District 8, Cissy Lizarraga.
The Men of Company E Memorial has been located at the World War II Veterans of Company E Park at 4321 Delta since in 2008.
The memorial by El Paso artist Julio Sanchez de Alba, is a bronze bas monument honoring the a group of young Mexican-American Soldiers from the City of El Paso who were sent to Southern Italy on a tragic mission to cross the Rapido River on the night of January 21, 1944.
Tragically, many of the Men of Company E, 141st Infantry, 36th Division, whom many now refer to as the Fallen Sons of El Paso, were killed in the attempt to cross a waterway saturated with barbed wire, mines, and artillery.
WHO: City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD), Parks and Recreation Department and City Representative for District 8, Cissy Lizarraga
WHAT: Community meeting to discuss the possible move of The Men of Company E Memorial
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19
WHERE: Chalio Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta