Veteran’s memorial coming to Midwest City

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MIDWEST CITY- Organizers say veterans now have a place to call their own in Midwest City.

Friday, officials dedicated a new veteran’s memorial at Joe B. Barnes Regional park.

It has been an effort by Midwest City citizens who raised over $200,000 over the past few years.

The city also received a grant for the project.

A special flag raising ceremony was held Friday morning, followed by music and activities.

The entire project was sparked by a citizen who noticed the park did not have an American flag.

That observation snowballed into a plan to build an entire memorial.

Organizers say the memorial will have a paved courtyard that can be used for events that celebrate the Armed Forces.