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Somerset American Legion members involved in the placement of the new monument were (l-r) Chuck Votruba, Larry Martell, Dave McCluskey, Bob Neuenfeldt and Lee Meyer. Not pictured is Chuck Hansen.

Legion monument honors all servicemen from region


A monument put in place at the Somerset American Legion Post 111 last week was created to honor servicemen from all branches of the military.

The idea for the monument came from Somerset Legion member Lee Meyer. There are plans in motion to hold a dedication ceremony for the momument on Memorial Day, 2009.

The limestone monument was created by Gary Stelter of Rivard Stone in rural Somerset. The stone for the monument came from the Rivard Stone quarry.

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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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