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Combat Veteran Rep. Paul Evans at Vietnam Memorial Rededication Ceremony.

Independence -- State Rep. Paul Evans, who served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years before retiring in 2013, attended a rededication of the Vietnam Memorial during the Independence Days celebration for the 4th of July.

The rock monument beside him was built by local veterans and dedicated in 1982 after placement in Riverview Park. However, slightly more than two decades later, construction of the amphitheater there necessitated the memorial’s relocation to the corner of C and Main Streets.

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