A somber tribute to Valley veterans

FRESNO, Calif.

The project began in 2008 and now includes the names of 903 veterans. Some were killed in the line of duty, and others died after returning to civilian life.

Dollye Hazlewood attended Sunday's ceremony to see the plaque belonging to her first husband. "They're finally getting the recognition they need. The always say they are, but it takes the hometown people to really make it true, that you recognize veterans."

The ceremony also included a gun salute and patriotic music. Dr. Victor Davis Hanson was one of the keynote speakers and told the crowd the United States still has the greatest military in the world.

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