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      Thanks for serving

      Weather moved the dedication ceremony of Nauvoo's new Veteran's Memorial monument inside.

      The new monument is by the old Stone Arch Bridge on the south side of Nauvoo, and has been in the works for the better part of a year.

      The American Legion Post 711 had the help of a couple of Eagle Scouts and many volunteers to get the monument to come to fruition.

      There are seven flags as part of the monument.

      The American flag, and each branch of the service will be represented.

      There's also a monument, designed by one of the Eagle Scouts at the center of it.

      "I want them to take away the idea that of the people that served our country to help keep the freedoms we have today and look and see if they can find a relatives name on the brick," Raymond Siegrist, the Commander of the American Legion Post 711 said.

      There is space for about 600 bricks, and so far about 200 have been sold.

      Anyone who has been in the service and has ties to the Nauvoo area can get one.

      If you're interested, contact the American Legion in Nauvoo, or Raymond Seigrist at 309-221-5127.