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Honoring our vets

Posted: Monday, Nov 12th, 2012

The Arlington Veterans Memorial is nearly complete and will be dedicated on Memorial Day 2013. The triangular shaped site in the city park on Lake Arlington features eight life-size statues representing American men and women who served in uniform. / Harry Jones shows off the model of the Brookings County Veterans Memorial. He built the model more than 20 years ago and used it to promote the project that culminated in the construction of the memorial in 1991. Photos by John Kubal/Register

Military service not forgotten; area communities create memorial gardens

BROOKINGS With fewer and fewer Americans answering the call to serve in uniform, fewer and fewer Americans will in the future rub shoulders or meet and visit with military veterans on a day-to-day basis. There's no substitute for that face-to-face experience for the veterans or their fellow Americans for whom they sacrificed. But local communities have taken action to ensure that their military veterans are remembered they are constructing memorials.

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