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Veterans park to add soil from battlefields

FORT COLLINS, Colorado ” A Marine in Fort Collins wants to remember fallen soldiers by gathering soils from distant battlefields for a veterans’ park.

Brian Ivers wants Veterans Plaza at Spring Canyon Park to incorporate soils from every country in which U.S. forces have served and died. The Marine reservist and police officer served three tours in Iraq and says the soils would honor veterans.

So far Ivers has acquired sand from the sites of storied World War II battles fought by the Marines, including Iwo Jima and Utah Beach in Normandy, France.

The city of Fort Collins has donated the land for the honorarium. Ivers needs to raise about $416,000 to complete the soil project before construction begins.

Soil project donations:

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