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Benton Co. veterans monument rededicated

ATKINS (KWWL) - A monument to Benton County's war veterans was rededicated Sunday, along Highway 30 just south of Atkins.

The monument had to be moved about a decade ago, when the highway was being expanded.

The wall still has a few bricks from the original one.

Veterans hope to re-dedicate it every year to veterans, both old and young.

"I don't think they realize this monument is even to honor them, not only the World War I and World war II veterans, but to honor them also," said Dale Lenaburg of the Atkins American Legion Post.

The Atkins Legion Post is still taking donations to pay for the monument's upkeep.

Those can be made at the Atkins Savings Bank.

Online Producer:  Bob Waters

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