Published: Sep 11, 2013 7:10 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 11, 2013 7:50 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Wednesday morning, Cape Coral firefighters donated one thousand dollars to help build the Iraq Memorial at Eco park in Cape Coral

The memorial honors all of the veterans of the war from 2003 to 2011. 

The monument will be the first of the 21-st century and the first national monument honoring all military branches.

"We still need more donations, with the help of Cape Coral and Lee County," said project manager Alan Classon.

Project organizers are still trying to track down Iraq War veterans. An official dedication of the memorial with take place November 10th.