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Published July 11, 2010, 10:24 AM

New memorial honors area soldiers

(WDAY TV) – It was a somber memorial in Middle River Minnesota for the men and women who have risked their lives for our country.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The American Legion spent ten years trying to get a new memorial on Main Street to honor area soldiers. It took five years to complete.

Today there was a special dedication. The statue is a soldier and at the bottom, the names of veterans who lost their lives in war.

"People can drive by any time and when they see it, they're going to think of a veteran and think. That's the whole focus here is to remember the men and women we've lost."

There's another memorial down by the river, but it gets flooded out frequently.