Liberty Bridge Veterans plaque rededicated

About 75 Callaway County residents attended the rededication ceremony Friday of the old Liberty Bridge plaque shown at right. Members of the Fulton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2657 Honor Guard are in the foreground.

About 75 Callaway County residents attended the rededication ceremony Friday of the old Liberty Bridge plaque shown at right. Members of the Fulton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2657 Honor Guard are in the foreground. Photo by Don Norfleet.

About 75 Callaway County residents attended a rededication ceremony in Memorial Park Friday of a plaque erected on the former Liberty Bridge in Fulton to honor World War I veterans.

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Fulton Mayor LeRoy Benton reads a city proclamation during a rededication ceremony Friday of the old Liberty Bridge plaque erected just after World War I. At right is David Beaver, commander of Fulton American Legion Post 210. The plaque was moved to nearby Memorial Park after the old bridge was demolished to make way for the new Business 54 roundabout over Stinson Creek.

The plaque and part of the old Liberty Bridge over Stinson Creek was saved when the bridge was demolished last year to make way for the new roundabout along Business 54.

The plaque and part of the bridge became a small monument in nearby Memorial Park next to an artillery piece.

David Beaver, commander of Fulton American Legion Post 210, said the Veterans Day rededication of the plaque at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2011, was an appropriate way to honor veterans.

“We thank veterans for their service. If you are not a veteran, this is a good day to find a veteran and thank him,” Beaver said.

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