WILLMAR — Community members gathered on Flag Day to celebrate the start of construction for the updated Flags of Honor Veterans Memorial, located on Business Highway 71 in Willmar, at a public groundbreaking ceremony.

This ceremony kickstarted the renovation project which was possible due to the past two years of fundraising. Construction is expected to begin after July 4. arcus Construction is the construction manager. The updated memorial is expected to be completed in time for the unveiling to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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