By Sarah Te Slaa, Multimedia Producer/ Anchor - email
The 'Fallen Soldier' display is available for use at funerals, ceremonies, and other events.
CHEROKEE, Iowa (KTIV) -
The Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Office has a new addition, but this one is meant to travel from place to place.
It's a model of the 'Fallen Soldier' memorial. Two flags, a pair of boots, an M-16 rifle, and a helmet sit on a wooden base which is made to look like a foot locker. The display is marked with the emblems of each branch of the U.S. military.
Dana Evans, the Director of the Cherokee Veterans Affairs Office, says anyone can borrow the display, and he hopes when people see it, they'll remember the veterans who served.
"This is one of the problems we have is that your next door neighbor passes away and you read in his obit that he was a veteran," says Evans. "You never knew he was and so this is kind of saying, "hey, there are a lot of veterans out there." Think of them and this will help you to remember them."
Iowa veteran, Larry Long, built the display and Evans hopes it will be used for memorial services, funerals, and veteran functions.
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