Cleveland veterans memorial adds dozens more names

CLEVELAND (AP) — The names of several dozen service members killed in action will be added to the Greater Cleveland Veterans Memorial before it is re-dedicated this summer, 50 years after its creation.

The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1rpQztR ) reports about 40 names will be added, and about three-fourths of them were killed in war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The memorial includes the names of more than 5,500 service members from the area from conflicts as far back as the Spanish-American War.

A public rededication is planned July 25 for the memorial, which features a central figure rising 46 feet from surrounding fountains. The creator has said it represents mankind's spirit rising out of destruction and above death, toward peace.

Names of the fallen are placed on bronze plaques around the fountain.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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