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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Markers Brought Back to Life


January 2, 2019

Forrest Hershberger

A plaque is placed at the south end of the memorial in Legion Park for each of the battles American soldiers have served in. The plaques were recently refinished.

Near the center of Sidney is Legion Park. Within Legion Park is a memorial that started with the inspiration of a Vietnam veteran.

To the south of the veterans memorial is a half-circle of plaques recognizing conflicts that have claimed the lives of soldiers. It is a quick history from the Indian Wars to the Iraq War. The memorial was recently given a well-deserved facelift.

Al Jung said Friday the memorial was originally done for Vietnam veterans. The Living Memorial Gardens were done in 1982, designed in part by Ivan Liljegren. The memorial was first completed in 1993.

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