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DEDICATING THE NEW PARK on Friday were Detroit Lakes city dignitaries, veterans and park planners, who used a giant scissors to cut the ribbon and dedicate the Veterans Memorial Park, located at the corner of Washington Avenue and Highway 10.

Three cheers for veterans

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Three years ago, on April 8, 2008, a resolution was introduced to the Detroit Lakes City Council by veteran Jim Hanlon, calling for the establishment of a new veterans' memorial park.

The resolution was voted on and accepted unanimously, and on Friday -- Veterans Day -- the new Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Detroit Lakes was dedicated.

"We come here on a very special, and historic Veterans Day in Detroit Lakes," said Mayor Matt Brenk.

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