A request put forward by The American Battle Monument Commission is up for consideration within Reykjavik city department of culture and travel as well as the city’s environment and planning department. The American Battle Monument Commission has sought permission to build a monument to World War II in Reykjavik, and proposed that the monument would be built near Höfði House, best known as the location for the 1986 Reykjavík Summit meeting of Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev during the Cold War. While plans for the monument have yet to be finalized, a member of the commission, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, visited Iceland in May along with a delegation to introduce the idea to Reykjavik city authorities. During meetings, Diamonstein-Spielvogel outlined the idea of the commission, that calls for a simple, carved granite memorial stone at a height of about two to three meters.
First seen in Iceland Monitor.