A proposal to build a six metre high obelisk on the Coppice on Peel Park has been given support from councillors and community leaders.
Hyndburn council bosses intend to build the structure as a monument to the Accrington Pals.
The structure will be made out of reconstituted stone and will sit at the highest summit on the Accrington park.
Peel councillor Wendy Dwyer applauded the plan and what it could offer the area.
She said: “I think it’s a wonderful idea. Not only will it commemorate the Pals but it’s also going to be a great focal point of the town.
“From a personal point of view I think it’s a brilliant idea but it will be good to see what the other residents think of it.”
Joyce Plummer, a member of the Peel action group, said she is supporting the proposal, not least as her grandfather died in the First World War.
She explained: “Personally I think it’s a great idea.
“We should really commemorate those men who died. I think this memorial is a great way to do that.”
An application for planning permission has been submitted by Hyndburn council.
A decision will be made on the application in the coming months.