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It started with a group of veterans from DeWitt who wished to honor the military in a very special way. That was five years ago.

Since then, the DeWitt Area Veterans Memorial has started to take shape.

Flag poles are going up. Dirt is being moved.

In 2008, Navy veteran Mike Osmun came up with the idea saying that there never has been anything in the community that honored those who served.

The memorial will cost about 250 thousand dollars. When completed it will have a 30 ton center piece, nine flags, and other items which will honor  veterans from DeWitt and surrounding communities. Veterans who served in the military both in peace time and at war.

Drainage systems have been installed. A retaining wall is in. So far, all of the work has been done by volunteer labor.  

Donations, grant money, and fundraisers will help to offset the cost.

Maria Casad did the artist rendition of the memorial. She says it will be a great place to bring grandchildren and great grandchildren. A place to look at a name and say this is our country.

The hope is that the memorial will be finished sometime in 2014.

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