MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board had a special celebration at Sheridan Memorial Park Saturday morning for a new veteran’s memorial art installation

People have been working to make the memorial along the Mississippi River a reality for nearly 10 years.

The memorial is a steel sculpture that’s 30 feet in diameter and is lit from within. It also features descriptions of the ten conflicts in which Minnesotans have served.

Veteran Howard Weller says he is grateful for the memorial.

“Each one of those posts has a story on it,” Weller said. “It is awesome and I’m so glad that I got to be here.”

The memorial is in honor all veterans, living and dead, and is also meant as a symbol of peace.

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