- Associated Press - Monday, May 29, 2017

MCINTIRE, Iowa (AP) - Organizers have raised about half the $10,000 needed for a veterans memorial in a tiny northern Iowa town.

Vietnam veteran Marvin King is among those supporting efforts to erect a memorial in the Mitchell County community of McIntire, which has about 120 residents. King says: “We thought every other town has one; why not us?”

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2rcmP6W ) the 20-foot-long limestone monument will include U.S. and Iowa flags and be placed by the gazebo near City Park. There will be plaques in a half circle, each representing a different branch of the military.

A dedication ceremony is planned for Aug. 12.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/

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