Hopedale Dedicates New Memorial to Veterans

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Hundreds of veterans, their families and friends gathered at the memorial outside the Hopedale Medical Complex. It honors all the branches of military and includes a 9 ½ foot statue of Major Reid Nannen who died during a training exercise in Nevada in 2014.

Illinois native, Astronaut Scott Altman says, the ceremony in Hopedale is one of the best he’s seen, “It’s a chance for us to stop for a moment and look back and remember the families of the ones who lost people.” He added, “We should never forget this is a chance we can all join with them and remember those loved ones.”

Hospital officials say even though the memorial is on its property it belongs to the people of Hopedale.

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