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    I like the layout.....not too gaudy...............we will never forget
     
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    Taking a little country drive we found this Memorial in Mizpah, Minnesota. Population 56 !
    Each name is hand painted.

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    Bigfork, Minnesota. Population 446

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    Armed Forces Memorial

    Osakis, MN
    Population (2010): 1,740


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    Some beautiful memorials there.
     
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    Veterans Memorial Park

    Long Prairie, MN
    Population: 3,458


    This memorial is pretty amazing. The 3 dominant features are a Sherman tank, a Huey helicopter, and a 2-story mural of the battle of Iwo Jima including the flag raising on Mount Suribachi. Here is a brief YouTube video:




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    Nice one Tommy.
    Surprised to see the amount of effort in some small towns.
    I see quite a few small war cemeteries in my travels here, none are quite as elaborate.
    Was surprised at the grounds in Lloydminster. Very tidy and well kept.
     
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    Great thread, thanks gentlemen.
     
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    The Dogwood Vietnam War Memorial - here in Charlottesville, Virginia. Created in 1966, it is one of the first (if not the first) public Vietnam War memorials in the U.S.

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    long before the war ended....interesting why they put it up then....more for the lost soldiers, I take it......
     
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    Veterans Memorial Park

    Long Prairie, MN
    Population: 3,458 Great thread, Tommy! Thanks.
     
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    I found one very similar to this in Olmsted Falls, OH.
     
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    You know, I hadn't ever thought about it... but you're right. Weird timing. These days,Charlottesville is pretty left-leaning, but it wasn't nearly so back then. Perhaps it was a protest move, I dunno.
     

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