LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The first Holocaust Memorial Plaza in the state of Nevada broke ground in Clark County, on Friday, Nov. 19.

Once built, the memorial will honor those who died, and will contain elements of the Holocaust and Judaism that will educate visitors and allow for a time of reflection.

Among the many features planned for the plaza are crumbling antiquated brick walls with steel bars darting from the top, which will symbolize the deterioration of life in the Jewish community during the holocaust.

“The memorial will allow individuals to remember a devastating time in our past and the importance of learning from this atrocity,” said Jay Poster the King David founder and general manager.

Among those in attendance for the groundbreaking event Friday, were Governor Steve Sisolak, Senator Jacky Rosen, County Commissioner Michael Naft, Mayor Carolyn Goodman, and other community leaders.

The memorial will be located on the grounds of the King David Memorial Chapel and Cemetery, at 2697 East Eldorado Lane, near Eastern Ave. and Warm Springs Rd.

The Holocaust memorial plaza is expected to be completed by April of 2022.