'World class' artists to work on display at West Fargo's POW/MIA Plaza

Organizers are keeping the details close to the vest, but promise the display will be "something spectacular."

The VFW POW/MIA Plaza in West Fargo offers a green space along Sheyenne Street, the main thoroughfare through town.
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WEST FARGO — "It will blow your mind."

That is the promise West Fargo Events Executive Director Mike Amundson is making to West Fargoans when it comes to a surprise display soon to be under construction at the POW/MIA Plaza, 400 Sheyenne St.

"It's going to be something like you've never seen before; it will be seriously impressive to the point you are not going to believe it," the enthusiastic Amundson said.

West Fargo officials and West Fargo Events staff are keeping the exact details of the surprise close to the vest for now. In the meantime, all they can say is that a group of "world class" artists will be working on the surprise in the next week, and after days of effort and imagination, the display will be ready for the public to visit on or around Jan. 14.

The display was inspired by an idea from West Fargo Public Library staff and will bring a well-known story to life once finished, Amundson said.


The POW/MIA Plaza is next to West Fargo's famed VFW and is owned by the city, but managed by West Fargo Events, along with the Essentia Health Plaza at the Lights on southern Sheyenne Street.

As The Lights just wrapped up hosting a major hockey tournament and will continue to host open skating and other events throughout the winter, Amundson said the POW/MIA Plaza could not be forgotten.

"That plaza means so much to the heart of West Fargo, we can't forget about that for the entire course of the winter," he said. "When you look at all the things going on in West Fargo, don't forget about the POW/MIA Plaza, because that thing can really pop."

As the West Fargo editor, Wendy Reuer covers all things West Fargo for The Forum and oversees the production of the weekly Pioneer.
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