Veterans Day: Vermont War on Terror Memorial dedication ceremony today

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas will dedicate the Vermont Global War on Terror Memorial during a public ceremony on Veterans Day at 11 a.m.

The memorial recognizes all Vermonters who have served in the current conflicts and lists the 40 military members with Vermont ties who have died in service to their state and nation.

The dedication is the culmination of four years of efforts by the families of those who gave their lives to their country.

The Vermont Fallen Heroes Global War on Terror Memorial Corporation, which is composed of family members of Vermonters who have died in the current conflict, has been responsible for building the memorial.

Over 1,000 citizens and companies donated time and/or money to the cause.

All Vermonters are welcome to attend the dedication ceremony, and are encouraged to arrive by 10:30 a.m.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov.11, 2010 - 11 a.m.

WHERE: Off Exit 4 of Interstate 89, Randolph Center

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