Help Bring Back the Eagle
The Victory Highway eagle monument was originally installed near the California/Nevada Stateline in 1928 as a memorial to World War I veterans. The bronze eagle was removed in the 1970s due to vandalism and then rededicated at the downtown Truckee Depot in 1998. The eagle was temporarily placed in storage during the 2011 sidewalk project at the Depot to allow time for thoughtful public input on potential locations and designs.
Call to Action:
The Town of Truckee is forming a stakeholders group to participate in a process to bring back the eagle monument. The group includes representatives from 11 organizations and open to community members, like you!
The purpose of the stakeholders group is as follows:
- Information and knowledge sharing
- Provide input on potential monument locations and designs
- Assist with identifying funding sources and/or labor and material donations
If you are interested in being a stakeholder, please contact Town of Truckee Senior Planner Jaime LaChance at (530) 582-2927 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name, email address, phone number, and why you are interested in being a stakeholder. There will be two to four stakeholder meetings over the next few months. The first meeting is tentatively scheduled for 3:00pm on August 22nd, with the location and “homework assignment” to be emailed to stakeholders the week prior.