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      Iowa town to dedicate new veterans memorial

      The Hawk Eye reports New London Veteran Memorial Park and its tributes to veterans will be celebrated on Saturday.

      New London residents are getting ready to dedicate their new veterans memorial nearly four years after planning for it began.

      The Hawk Eye reports New London Veteran Memorial Park and its tributes to veterans will be celebrated on Saturday.

      The part features six granite tablets surrounding a monument to fallen soldiers in the form of a helmet balanced on the stock of a rifle.

      The tablets have 250 names inscribed on them to honor veterans who lived in New London. Both living and deceased veterans are included.

      The town raised $90,000 for the memorial and relied on volunteer labor to do much of the work. Part of why it took so long to complete was the delay in waiting for a volunteer contractor to demolish a house.