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Veteran’s memorial unveiled in Peru

Posted by wlpo on July 3, 2010

A black granite monument stands in Veteran’s Park in Peru as a tribute to the people who have served the United States in the armed forces.

A group of veterans unveiled the monument during a dedication ceremony Saturday morning.  It was part of the city’s 175th anniversary.

Jim Vaughn talked about the effort by the Peru VFW and Peru Rotary to make the monument a reality.

Planning for the monument began in 2001, but it fell out of focus a year or so later.  Efforts were renewed last winter.

The ceremony featured comments from US Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson, State Senator Gary Dahl, and State Representative Frank Mautino along with Peru Mayor Scott Harl and past mayor Donald Baker.

The ceremony was followed by a parade and events at Centennial Park.

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