COLEMAN (WJRT) -
(05/15/14) - Just in time for Memorial Day - a very special veterans memorial in Midland County celebrated a milestone on Wednesday.
The Coleman Veterans Memorial unveiled the final statue to their tribute to America's heroes.
Their goal is to celebrate everyone who has served in the military - men and women of all races.
Wednesday, they added the final statue to the memorial - honoring Native Americans in World War I.
"One of the things that she brought to the committee was that there was a larger percentage of the native american populace served during World War I, even when they weren't even citizens of the united states that felt the duty to come to our call to arms, I guess, during the war to preserve freedom," said Jim Johnston, of the Coleman Veterans Memorial.
"With a lot of the ethnic diversity with the military, to go ahead and to have a Native American within this group means a lot to our people. We've always been people to give back to our country," said Joseph Sowmick, of the The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe.
The Coleman Veterans Memorial Committee's next event is Sunday, May 25. They will be holding a 'united by sacrifice' concert at 1 p.m. at the memorial.