The Airborne Battle Memorial is presently under construction (Jan 2011) on Eubanks Field, just 100 feet from the Airborne Walk at the US Army Airborne School, Fort Benning. The opening ceremony is to be on April 8, 2011 during the Airborne Awards Festival.
This project has been in planning since 2003, when first suggested to Don Lassen, President of the Airborne Historical Association by LTC Aidis Zunde, 1/507 PIR (Airborne School) commander. The AHA is the official sponsor of the Airborne Walk: the graduation and ceremonial area of the US Army Airborne School. The AHA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Donald D. Lassen in 1980. It built the Airborne Walk in 1986 and has managed it ever since. It is funding this new memorial through donations and sale of personalized pavers.