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Danville Vets To Build Mideast Conflicts Memorial

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A sign posted on a vacant lot in Danville announces the future site of the Middle East Conflicts Veterans Memorial, including an artist's depiction of the design.

A sign in Danville marks the future site of the Middle East Conflicts Veterans Memorial. (Courtesy of Carl Carpenter)

Fundraising is under way for a new veterans’ memorial in Danville, remembering Americans who served in the Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Area veterans from those conflicts worked on the memorial’s design. The August 23rd Finest Vs. Bravest Charity Charity Annual Softball Event will raise money for the memorial's construction.

Illinois Public Media’s Jim Meadows spoke with Air Force veteran Carl Carpenter. He's a past commander of the Danville American Legion Post 210, whose own service was during the Cold War era.

Carpenter says veterans of Mideast conflicts came up with a design that keeps living veterans in mind.

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