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The Osakis Armed Forces Memorial has been in place for a couple weeks and it’s a striking balance of stone and solemn placement along a natural backdrop. It will be formally dedicated on Saturday. (Echo Press photo by Amy Chaffins)

Memorial in Osakis honors vets

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The planning, fundraising and hard work that went into bringing a memorial to Osakis will be illuminated and dedicated this weekend.

The community is invited to the Osakis Armed Forces Memorial dedication ceremony on Saturday, October 5 at 11 a.m. at Osakis Lions Park, along Highway 127 on the east side of town.


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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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