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Ground broken for veterans memorial

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on November 12, 2010 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/MICHAEL K. DAKOTA

Ed Borden speaks to a crowd gathered to watch the groundbreaking for a new Veterans Memorial at the corner of William and Walnut streets in Goldsboro. More than 250 names will be immortalized on the wall.

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News-Argus/MICHAEL K. DAKOTA

Local officials and members of the Wayne County Memorial Association broke ground Thursday at the corner of William and Walnut streets for a new veterans memorial to honor Wayne County's veterans. From left: Carroll Overton, Peggy Seegars, association Chairman Ed Borden, architect Jim Davis, Goldsboro Mayor Al King and Paul Jeffreys join in the ceremony. Supporters hope to have the site ready by Memorial Day next May.

Some saluted an American flag when a lone Air Force bugler started in with taps early Thursday morning at the site that once housed the Wayne County Memorial Community Building. Others bowed their heads and wiped tears from their eyes....

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