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Nov 11, 2012 9:07 PM by David Jay

Veterans Cemetery board honored with plaque on Veterans Day

LAUREL, MT - The Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery provided an ideal setting for a Veterans Day.
Sunday, the current cemetery board unveiled a plaque in honor of the original board.
The plaque honors the men and women who came up with the veterans cemetery idea and carried it through to the beautiful resting place today.
The group envisioned a grounds where the community could come to honor veterans and to hold ceremonies, such as today's.
While the plaque honors the board. the board says it's still all about the veterans.
"A true recognition of the people who did work on it, but I don't think the plaque says really what it's all about," said Laurel Mayor Ken Olson. "It's about the veterans and the ability for the county and the state of montana to have a place for veterans to be recognized."
"People looked at it as their vision, so everyone of our steering committee put a little bit of themselves in to make sure this met the needs for the veterans of this state," said Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy.
The board has also had the goal of having a National Veterans Cemetery.
The current board has taken steps to make sure that dream becomes a reality as soon as next year.

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