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World War II Memorial dedicated at Legislative Hall

BY STEVEN BILLUPS
November 16, 2013

The Delaware Department of State, the General Assembly and the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs dedicated a monument honoring Delaware’s World War II veterans.

Rep. Earl Jaques, D-Glasgow, has shepherded several bills through the General Assembly to help veterans, but the retired Delaware National Guard brigadier general said, “Helping secure funding for a monument honoring World War II heroes was a top priority. Unfortunately, Delaware has taken too long to honor the Greatest Generation. Many are no longer with us, such as my father, who served in the Coast Guard. This monument not only honors those who served in the military, but also many other Delawareans who helped the war effort - working in the shipyards, military facilities or at the Chrysler plant making tanks. I hope everyone will support their loved ones who had anything to do with World War II. Whether they are still with us or not, let’s keep their memories alive.”

Jaques, directly left of the monument, applauds with fellow officials as the monument is unveiled.