The city of Portland has unveiled a memorial honoring fallen veterans from the area and San Patricio county.

The new memorial shows 11 concrete monoliths, each marked with an emblem for different branches of military service. The memorial has been under construction for eight months.

This weekend a ceremony was held to dedicate it. Six fallen heroes from Portland and two from Gregory will be the first to be honored.

The memorial also honors 56-fallen veterans from San Patricio county.