Granite for Vietnam War Memorial heads to West Michigan

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WASHINGTON - MAY 03: Ann Pruett reaches to touch the name of her husband, Richard Monroe Pruett, which was added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial May 3, 2007 in Washington, DC. Pruett's husband, Richard Monroe Pruett, who died in 2005 from wounds sustained in Vietnam, was one of three men whose name was added to the Wall. The additions bring the number of names on The Wall to 58,256 men and women who were killed or remain missing in action. The additional names that were added were Joseph Krywicki and Alvin Stiverson. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

BELDING, Mich. (AP) — A 2,000-pound block of black granite that will be part of a Vietnam War Memorial in West Michigan is scheduled to be delivered to Veteran’s Park in Belding on Tuesday.

The Sentinel-Standard of Ionia reports the placement of the $11,000 stone from India that had a map of Vietnam etched into it last week is phase three of a six-phase plan for the memorial that is estimated to cost $165,000 to complete.

The plans for the completed memorial call for a wall with the names of the 2,654 Michigan veterans who were killed in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975 as well as 12 pillars to honor the men and women from Belding and Greenville who paid the ultimate price.

To donate, you can visit the park’s website where you can also get more details about the project.

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