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This small memorial statue commemorating those from the area who served in World War II is of a soldier lying prone and the words "lest we forget." The site is eye-catching and unusual because most WWII memorials in the US are not so somber. In addition behind the sculpture underneath a coering are a set of inscribed granite markers attached to a brick wall listing the names of all those lost in the wars in WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam as well as quotes; the last inscription contains the somewhat surprising statement: "In recognition of sacrifices they made because the country they loved told them it was right!" This is not a completely positive or supportive statement! The small memorial is on the main street was very poignant and moving. It was also decorated with flags and crosses with the names of those who had been lost. The sculpture was dedicated in May 1947.

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