CAMP LEJEUNE A groundbreaking is scheduled for a park that will be developed in front of a Museum of the Marine that’s planned for Camp Lejeune (luh-JERN').
The groundbreaking is to be held Friday in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens beside the State Veterans Cemetery. Retired Maj. Gen. Ray Smith will speak at the event.
Museum board chairman Dave Brown says $1.4 million has been raised for the 3.5-acre park. He says the park should be completed in mid-October.
Brown says the museum board is trying to raise at least $20 million for the building and exhibits with the hope of beginning construction in 2017.