- Associated Press - Monday, May 30, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The city of Boise is celebrating Memorial Day with the unveiling of its first-ever memorial honoring Vietnam War veterans.

The Idaho Statesman reports (https://bit.ly/1OWU9CT ) that city officials and veterans groups will dedicate the memorial Monday at Veterans Memorial Park. The public ceremony will include a Black Hawk helicopter flyover and reading of the 217 names inscribed on the monument, which represent the Idaho residents who died in Vietnam between 1961 and 1975.

The memorial come after members of Treasure Valley’s chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America worked for more than a year to collect donations. The Boise community donated labor, materials and thousands of dollars to cover the majority of costs for the $117,000 project.

Other monuments at the park include the Combat Wounded Veterans Memorial and Pearl Harbor Memorial.

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Information from: Idaho Statesman, https://www.idahostatesman.com


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