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Expansion project complete at Oelwein Veterans Park

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OELWEIN (KWWL) -

A longtime expansion project for a veterans memorial in Oelwein is finally complete.

Hundreds came to Veterans Park in Oelwein for a rededication ceremony for the memorial Saturday.

It was originally built in 1999 as a memorial to Korean and Vietnam War veterans, but an expansion project started seven years ago to include veterans of all wars, including WWI and WWII.

"We just hope that people will come up here and browse around and feel the history and feel all the work that our veterans have done," said organizer Jake Blitsch.

Organizers said donations helped pay for the expansion, which cost around $125,000.

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