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Mayor Mark Gamba honored to unveil a new memorial for those from the community who gave their lives

Hundreds of people attended the Veteran's Day dedication of local sculptor Bruce Palone's obelisk memorializing Clackamas County veterans of the Vietnam War in Scott Park in downtown Milwaukie.

PHOTO BY: HAMID SHIBATA BENNETT - Two black-granite benches provide a place for quiet reflection next to a black-granite obelisk featuring 44 names of Clackamas County veterans who died in Vietnam.Prior to the Nov. 11 dedication ceremony, Mayor Mark Gamba said he was honored to unveil a new memorial for those from the community who gave their lives in the hope that all people may enjoy the fruits of PHOTO COURTESY: AMERICAN LEGION POST 180 - Local sculptor Bruce Palone helps guide the obelisk memorializing Clackamas County veterans of the Vietnam War toward its resting place in Scott Park in downtown Milwaukie. justice and liberty today and in the future.

Post 180 Chaplain Jerry Craig, co-chair of the commemorative program between the city and American Legion, thanked the patriots who spent years bringing the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemorative Monument to fruition.

"The city of Milwaukie and Milwaukie Post 180 worked as a team with most departments contributing help in many ways," Craig said. "I can only say many many thanks for completing this project with dignity, honor and attention to detail through duty to get it done."

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