Veterans Memorial dedicated in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Triad veterans were honored Monday at a dedication ceremony for a new memorial in downtown Greensboro.

The memorial, which replaces the Veterans Memorial at War Memorial Auditorium, is at the intersection of Summit Avenue and Lindsay Street.

It cost just under $100,000 to build.

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughn said there have been some improvements, but that it's important to keep and include many of the original memorial.

"This is really exciting," Vaughn said. "We've recreated the memorial and taken a lot of the elements from the original auditorium and incorporated them here. As you'll see -- the plaque is original, the brick work around the plaque is original from the auditorium and so are the benches."

Plaques at the memorial will contain the names of more than 600 service men and women from Guilford County who have fought for this country.

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