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War memorial to be dedicated

Ceremony set for Saturday at courthouse

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Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:00 am

COEUR d'ALENE - A new War on Terrorism memorial will be dedicated and unveiled on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Ronald D. Rankin Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Kootenai County Courthouse.

The public is invited.

State and local officials are slated to speak at the event. Members of the Idaho Army National Guard are expected to attend.

Kerri Rankin Thoreson, plaza curator, began working on the project early this year.

In 1998 an 8-foot-tall black granite Killed in Action monument was placed in the plaza. It bears the names of local soldiers who died in the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

The new monument includes a bronze battlefield cross. It includes the names of Nick Newby and Nate Byers. Both local soldiers were serving in the Idaho Army National Guard when they were killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2011.

Contributions to the plaza can be sent to: Veterans Memorial Plaza Fund, c/o Commissioners Office, P.O. Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816. No public funds have been or will be used in the maintenance of the plaza or for the addition of memorials. Ongoing recognition of local veterans at the plaza is dependent upon private donations.

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8 comments:

  • Kirby posted at 10:19 pm on Fri, Oct 4, 2013.

    Kirby Posts: 1494

    ... take a picture of it and link it here.

    I saw a FULL SIZED billboard of this when I was in SD last March:

    http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/If-Americans-Knew-8-Million-a-Day-Billboard.jpg

    It's currently obsolete because we are now giving Israel $11 million a day.

     
  • Fly in the ointment posted at 11:15 pm on Thu, Oct 3, 2013.

    Fly in the ointment Posts: 606

    Can someone PLEASE tell me what that billboard on the north side of I-90, just past the Pleasantview exit (eastbound) is all about?


    Seriously?

    ANY ONE?


    Oscar...

    I'm watching you. I'm always watching.

     
  • Kirby posted at 8:35 pm on Thu, Oct 3, 2013.

    Kirby Posts: 1494

    "A new War on Terrorism memorial will be dedicated and unveiled on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Ronald D. Rankin Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Kootenai County Courthouse."

     
  • oscar posted at 6:15 pm on Thu, Oct 3, 2013.

    oscar Posts: 1487

    Just trolls.

     
  • wanderson posted at 4:33 pm on Thu, Oct 3, 2013.

    wanderson Posts: 40

    Guess you clowns did not read as usual. The Memorial has the names for the Spanish American War World war 1 World War 2 and Viet Nam.

     
  • Kirby posted at 10:55 am on Thu, Oct 3, 2013.

    Kirby Posts: 1494

    Fighting for freedom!? Didn't see that one.
    Israel is currently the world's greatest threat to peace and humanity. They completely own our government.
    That's why we give them $11 million a day while we are going into serious debt. That's probably where the money for the billboard came from. Either that or from gullible, brain dead Zionist Christians. My country is going down the cr*pper because my fellow citizens chose to believe the lies.
    Wake up people, you're being fleeced.

     
  • Fly in the ointment posted at 9:02 am on Thu, Oct 3, 2013.

    Fly in the ointment Posts: 606

    Tellin' it like it is, Kirby.


    Obama wagging the dog in the middle east makes me want to puke dayglo. Lifting sanctions on Iran, getting all touchy-feely with Syria, blowing off Benghazi, suddenly pretending Afghanistan never existed, kicking Israel in the nuts...it's bizzaro.

    And that billboard off I-90 at Pleasantview about Israel and America fighting for freedom? What is THAT all about?

     
  • Kirby posted at 12:16 am on Thu, Oct 3, 2013.

    Kirby Posts: 1494

    "The war on terrorism" is BS. What we did to the Iraqi people at the behest of Israel and big oil, all based on lies, was a disgrace to humanity.
    Enjoy your new memorial for the "war on terror" will never, ever be over.

     
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