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World War Ii Vets Honored In Polk County

People who served in World War II -- both in combat and on the homefront -- will be honored by a new memorial in Washington, D.C. They will also be honored in Polk County.

POLK COUNTY -- People who served in World War II -- both in combat and on the homefront -- will be honored by a new memorial in Washington, D.C.

They will also be honored in Polk County.

During a Memorial Day service in front of the Polk County Courthouse, people are invited to come with the names of friends or relatives who served in the war.

The names will be added to a registry which will be part of the memorial in Washington, D.C. There is no charge for bringing names to the Polk County ceremony from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.

Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., groundbreaking will begin on the new memorial between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

Although submitting names is free, donations toward the national memorial are being accepted at the Bollman Funeral Home.

"We are proud to help fill the rolls of the Registry of Remembrances with those names as well as those of surviving veterans and others who helped with local scrap drives or other efforts to help with the war effort," said Amy Lowery, organizer of the Bollman Funeral Home campaign.

Please see page 14A for more Veteran's Day-related news.

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