The Memorial Day service, facilitated by the Metro Area Veterans Council, scheduled for Monday morning will feature the dedication of a new monument to combat wounded veterans.

The service will be held at All Veterans Memorial Park, located off Rockford Road near Veterans Stadium and the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. The area is the future home of the Linn County Freedom Rock.

The service begins at 10 a.m. and will also feature the dedication of the Eastern Iowa Purple Heart MemorialThePurpleHeart.com estimates 1.8 million Purple Hearts have been awarded to U.S. service members since its inception in 1932. Purple Heart recipients are encouraged to attend Monday's service and the monument's dedication.

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If you'd like, you can make a cash donation or bring non-perishable food items. All items will be donated to the Veterans Food Bank.