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The Gold Star Mothers' floral monument at the Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston, Maine, in August, 2019. In the background is an A-7D Corsair attack aircraft.

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By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 5, 2019

Cities and towns across the United States have done their part to honor those who served their country from the Revolutionary War through the current Global War on Terrorism, and the twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine, are no exception.

At the Veterans Memorial Park, on the banks of the Androscoggin River, more than two dozen stones list the names of local residents who have served in the military. The park also features a number of memorial benches honoring veterans, among them Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Dostie, a Lewiston High School graduate and 14-year Army veteran who was killed in an IED attack in Iraq in December, 2005.

The most recent addition to the park is the fuselage of an A-7D Corsair attack aircraft, last flown during Operation Just Cause in Panama in 1991 and most recently displayed in Montana. Fund-raising continues in the effort to bring the plane's wings to the park.

Also at the park are a USS Maine memorial, a Jeep, a five-inch rotating gun and a Navy anchor.

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Memorial benches are placed between stones listing Lewiston-Auburn veterans at the Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston, Maine, in August, 2019.
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