- Associated Press - Saturday, June 13, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new memorial honoring Minnesota’s military families has been installed on the state Capitol grounds.

The Minnesota Military Family Tribute was dedicated Saturday. Tribute spokeswoman Jenifer Skjerven says it’s a way to honor and thank families for their sacrifices.

It includes a grouping of 87 large rocks known as “story stones” - one for each county in the state.

Ted Lee, a landscape architect and designer for the project, tells Minnesota Public Radio News (https://bit.ly/1Tk0NaB ) the stones are inscribed with excerpts of letters between soldiers at war and their families.

Organizers broke ground for the project about a year ago. The tribute also includes a tree-lined walkway and a monument known as a “Gold Star Table,” recognizing Gold Star families who lost a loved one in war.

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Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, https://www.mprnews.org


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