(LE MARS)–The names of those from Plymouth County who died while serving their country since 9/11 are carved in stone in Le Mars.
The new monument at Plymouth County Veterans Memorial Park is topped with the battlefield cross, according to American Legion Wasmer Post 241 Adjutant Tom Baack.
Larry Petersen of Le Mars tolled a bell Monday as the number of veterans from major wars honored at the park was read by Don Law. Law’s listing include the newest monument with the names of Tobias Meister; Chad Groepper; Thomas Nilles; and Joseph Delashmutt.
The dedication of the new Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial opened with prayer from Wasmer Post 241 Chaplain Bud Vander Well and was followed by a rifle volley from the Wasmer Post firing squad.
Brigadier General (Ret) Jack W. Nicholson