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Families monument dedicated at vets cemetery

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A monument has been dedicated to honor families who have lost loved ones in combat.

The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument was unveiled Wednesday at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Kanawha County.

Among those attending the dedication were Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Department of Veterans Assistance Secretary Rick Thompson and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams.

A foundation in Williams' name is involved in projects promoting such monuments across the country.


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