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American Legion Prepares for Dedication Ceremony

A rare monument is now on display outside the American Legion in Miami.
MIAMI, OK.--- A rare monument is now on display outside the American Legion in Miami. Members of the organization are preparing for the dedication of the American Legion Hall and the Monument to America. The tomb came from an American Legion descendant's family.

It's estimated the veteran owned it for about 15 years, but no one knows how or where he got it. After he passed away, his family thought the worldwide organization would benefit from the bronze stone. Since this weekend marks Armed Forces Day, members of the group thought it would represent the monument best. 

"The monument speaks volumes about the spirit of America. What America is and that is what's important to us," said Clint Huffman, American Legion Second Vice Commander.

The dedication will start at 11 a.m. this Saturday. Senator Glenn and Mayor Schulz will both be present at the event. The post is located at 2129 Denver Harner Drive in Miami. 

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