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Memorial to have new home at Veterans Park

A memorial erected by the late Navy Veteran Bud Lilly to honor Japanese Americans who served in World War II will soon have a new home in Veteran's Park in Three Forks.

The memorial that tells the story 442nd Regimental Combat Team is in the process of being bronzed and according to Three Forks Mayor Sean Gifford, the city is planning a dedication at a to be determined date.

Gifford said Bud Lilly, who passed away in 2017, wanted to do something to honor not only all the Japanese who served but also for the multiple local families he knew.

In 2011 a dedication was held by Bud and his wife E...