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Andrew Connolly Day of Service in Dubuque

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Volunteers in Dubuque gathered Wednesday to honor the memory of Andrew Connolly, an Iraq War veteran, who died in August of service-related cancer.

Volunteers teamed up with Connolly's widow to help move a tri-states veterans community center into its new home.

Connolly spent a lot of time at the Veterans Freedom Center in Dubuque, and friends say he lived a life of "paying it forward."

"It's been emotional but it's also been, I don't know, it's been awesome," his widow Jennifer Connolly said Wednesday. "So much support and so much love, and I'm glad that this is a way we can show our support. I mean, this is what Andrew loved, was the Veterans Center."

Organizers say they plan on making the Andrew Connolly Day of Service an annual tradition.

For more on Andrew Connolly and his national impact, click HERE.

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