Memorial Honoring Soldiers who Died in Iraq and Afghanistan Unveiled
Iraq and Afghanistan Soldier Memorial Unveiled
World War I Memorial
World War II Memorial
Korea and Vietnam Memorial
The Augusta County Courthouse now offers a place of honor for hometown soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The July Fourth ceremony dedicated a memorial plaque, displaying the names of the four men who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Family members of the fallen took part in the service.
The new plaque was erected near much-older ones, honoring soldiers who died in World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
Memorial committee co-chair Nancy Sorrells said, "Realizing that the rules of war had indeed changed after September 11th, we knew that we couldn't have a plaque tied to a particular war. Each individual nameplate tells the story of who that person was, where he was and when he fell."
Augusta County supervisors bought the memorial marker. They say they unveiled it on Independence Day, because the declaration means nothing without the sacrifice of soldiers.
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