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Veterans memorial install in Bonita Springs

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- Bernie Lajeunesse, of Stone Doctor, files down the grout along the base of a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.

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David Albers/Staff - Bernie Lajeunesse, of Stone Doctor, files down the grout along the base of a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.

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 Bernie Lajeunesse and Rick Ruel, left, get a helping hand from Lee County sheriff's Deputy Jason Mesko and Cpl. Bobby Hunter to line up the final section of a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.
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- A veterans memorial is installed in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.
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- Rick Ruel, of Bonita Springs, cleans the final section of  granite on a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.
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- General contractor and artist Mike Morgan, of Bonita Springs, oversees the installation a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.
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- David Grossi, chairman of the Bonita Springs Veterans Advisory Committee, prepares the seals of the six branches of the U.S. Armed Forces for their installation on a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.
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- Bernie Lajeunesse, left, and Rick Ruel, of Stone Doctor, place a section of a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.
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- Bernie Lajeunesse, right, and Rick Ruel, of Stone Doctor, place a section of a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.
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- Workers install a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.
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- David Grossi, chairman of the Bonita Springs Veterans Advisory Committee, oversees the delivery of a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Tueday, Sept. 18, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.
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- General contractor and artist Mike Morgan, of Bonita Springs, oversees the installation a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.
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- Workers install a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.
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- Former Bonita Springs Mayor Jay Arend watches the installation of a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.
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- Bernie Lajeunesse, of Stone Doctor, files down the grout along the base of a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.
  • David Albers/Staff
- Bernie Lajeunesse and Rick Ruel, left, get a helping hand from Lee County Sheriff's Office's Deputy Jason Mesko and Cpl. Bobby Hunter to line up the final section of a 26,000-pound veterans memorial in Riverside Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Bonita Springs. The granite monument will be formally dedicated on Nov. 11 at 1pm.

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