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November 11, 2003

Ocilla- Hundreds were at the Irwin County courthouse to view a new white marble monument. The memorial lists the names of Irwin County veterans who died while fighting or after serving in World War II, Vietnam, or Korea.

"I'm real touched by the fact that I have boy scouts and high school classmates and people that I just grew up with and went to school with and you feel real close to them when you see their name on a memorial like this," says WWII veteran Murphy Rogers.

Congressman Jack Kingston spoke during the ceremony and urged all veterans to participate in a veteran preservation project that will document and compile the stories of each American veteran.

If you want more information about the project contact Christan Johnson, field representative for Congressman Kingston at (478) 923-4734.

Posted at 5:40 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

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