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Trinity Heights honors fallen WWII soldiers

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The Veterans Memorial at Trinity Heights in Sioux City honors fallen military men.

A new plaque added to the memorial will honor specifically those who served in World War II.

The names of eighteen World War II veterans who attended Trinity High School and paid the ultimate sacrifice are on the plaque. The names were given to Trinity Heights by a World War II veteran who attended the school. Those names were then verified using newspaper clippings and high school yearbooks.

"It really gave me a re-education of what was involved in young men that were killed during the war," Terry O'Gormon, Trinity Heights Board Member, said

The plaque showcases the iconic image of soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima.

Trinity Heights officials say this plaque is a way to honor those who fought for us.

"I think it's a great tribute. That's the feeling I get when they want to put their loved one in here. They gave their life for our country but this is their way of saying they're still a piece of our lives," Terry Haggerty, Executive Director at Trinity Heights, said.

A dedication ceremony for the new plaque will take place at Trinity Heights on July 14 at 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon.

During this event family members will be given a document with all the newspaper clippings and historical facts about their loved one.

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