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By Henry Netherland

Veterans Memorial replacement begins


November 12, 2020

Henry Netherland, Pathfinder

Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake members set up the skeletal structure of the new Veterans' Memorial Nov. 2. From left are Elden Barbieri, Gary Pelletier, Darryl Wolery and Rockey Kennedy.

SEELEY LAKE - The Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake (VFSL) began the initial construction for the new veterans' memorial kiosk in the Memorial Garden on Monday, Nov. 2.

VFSL member Darryl Wolery said the replacement structure will be more weather resistant and will better maintain the names of those honored. Currently the 142 memorial plaques are made of wood and need to be redone every three years. Not only will the structure's new metal plates last longer without required maintenance, but it will also be able to hold up to 750 veteran names in total.

Wolery said VFSL members are the ma...

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