- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

NEW LONDON, Minn. (AP) - The parents of a fallen soldier have fulfilled his long-held goal of building a parking lot along a bike trial that’s off a busy highway in central Minnesota.

The Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/1R4XmSX ) reports a dedication will be held Sunday for Spc. Ryane Clark Memorial Park near New London. The parking lot off Minnesota Highway 23 is already accepting cars.

Clark’s parents, Tracy and Rick, said he came up with the idea for the parking lot in 2003. A friend was fatally struck by a car while riding his bike in that area in 1999.

After Ryane Clark was killed in action in 2010, his parents pushed state officials and raised money for the lot.

A sculpture of Ryane Clark in his Boy Scout uniform will be installed next year.


Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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