The new oblisk was installed Thursday at the Veteran's Memorial Park on Lake Taylorville.
The project was spearheaded by the Downtown Taylorville Committee, which did an extensive amount of fund raising to make the Memorial Park a reality.
The bottom of the oblisk was set first, then the crane grabbed onto the top half. Crews had to wait until the wind died down to install it.
It was the Committee's goal to have the new oblisk installed before the 4th of July holiday.
It will be officially dedicated this Monday, July 4th, at 2pm at the site. Various veteran's organizations will participate. The public is invited to attend.
Several members of the Downtown Taylorville Committee were on hand for Thursday morning's installation.