Memorial for fallen soldiers held at Gowen Field

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Memorial for fallen soldiers held at Gowen Field

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by Jacqueline Quynh

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 12:45 PM

BOISE -- Military personnel and members of the public gathered at a Gowen Field Memorial Park Thursday morning to commemorate men and women who have died while serving in the armed forces.

Idaho Army National Guard Brigadier General John Goodale said it is important to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Members of the Idaho Military History Museum, who dressed in World War II uniforms, put on a three-round canon salute.

Chief Master Sergeant Pete Glick says the salute was also a special nod to the air field's history.

"We want the public to know that right here in Boise, Idaho, that they have 70 years of military history here that they don't often think about," said Glick.

As part of the ceremony, military officials also unveiled engraved bricks laid around the memorial park to Idahoans who have served.  You can still buy a brick.

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