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U of M Home of State Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans' Memorial

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The Fallen Soldier Memorial at the University of Montana is now recognized as the official state Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans' Memorial.

This comes after the Montana legislature unanimously passed a bill extending state designation to the memorial.

Governor Steve Bullock signed the bill into law in April.

"We have almost 600 veterans who are active students on this campus, so we take a lot of pride in being able to serve all members of the community, and this is one important group of members of our community," said Peggy Kuhr of the University of Montana.

The dedication ceremony took place 30 minutes after the grizzly football game.

The game against Eastern Washington University is officially the military appreciation game-- when griz nation honors members of the armed services.

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