Parkersburg monument to honor fallen military

PARKERSBURG (AP) — A new monument in Parkersburg will honor local military personnel who were killed in Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Construction on the Fallen Soldier Memorial is expected to be completed this summer. A dedication is planned Aug. 3.

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that more than 200 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday at City Park.

Supporters who worked on the project include Tracy Kendall, whose son Nicholas H. Null was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. She said during the ceremony that the monument symbolizes healing, honor and leaving a legacy of what military members died for.

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