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Vets tribute ceremony Sunday

| August 4, 2022 1:00 AM

COEUR d'ALENE - A veterans monument will be dedicated at St. Thomas Cemetery at noon on Sunday.

The Stars and Stripes Ministry of the Catholic church has been raising money for the project. The unveiling is being held on Purple Heart Day.

It will feature a flagpole, about 25-feet tall, near the cemetery's center.

Several hundred veterans are interred at the cemetery, which dates back to 1890, on the east end of Sherman Avenue.

Anne Wilson, co-chair of the Stars & Stripes Ministry, said the ceremony will include veterans, city leaders and vendors that helped create a "beautiful tribute to our veterans.

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