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Albany receives WW II Vets' monument

Nick Nicholson, Post 30 Financial Officer Nick Nicholson, Post 30 Financial Officer

An 11 ton tribute to veterans who fought in the largest war of the 20th century is being placed in downtown Albany.  

Early Friday morning, crews began assembling the American Legion Post 30 World War II monument in the Veterans Park.  Post 30 has been raising the nearly $20,000 needed for the memorial for the last two years.  

"I'd invite any World War II Veterans or any other veterans for that matter who want to come out and be here when we dedicate it.  Then once we get this on in the ground, we'll take a month or so off and we're gonna start working on a Korean War memorial," said Nick Nicholson, Post 30 VFW Financial Officer.

The U-S Veterans Administration said an average of 600 World War Two veterans die every day.  

Nicholson said three local vets died this week.  He said crews began working of the three piece memorial in Veterans Park at 5:00AM Friday, and have been steadily working to get it up by Monday.

The dedication will be held on Veterans Day, Monday at 11:00AM.



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