11-12-05 – A touching monument to fallen soldiers was unveiled in Durant on Saturday morning. The names of Bryan County soldiers who fell in battle are inscribed on the granite wall; which sits on the courthouse lawn.
The wall honors soldiers who died in World War II, Vietnam, and up to Desert Storm.
At Saturday’s ceremony, the 77th army band from Fort Sill, Oklahoma played patriotic tunes.
Those who knew some of the people whose names now grace the wall say it is a fitting tribute.
157 names are on the wall.
Several Bryan County organizations helped raise the funds to pay for the construction of the wall.