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Gold star families at dedication of memorial in their honor

September 23, 2018

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Families who have lost loved ones in military service will have a new memorial dedicated to them.

The memorial broke ground Saturday in Augusta as dozens of gold star parents attended a dedication ceremony.

This year the Legislature approved the memorial, which workers will construct next year on the north side of Capitol Park.

The pentagon-shaped memorial will feature section for each branch of the armed forces. The memorial is the first of its kind in the state.

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