CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A new memorial in Wyoming honors Native American military veterans.

The Path of Honor opened Thursday at the Frank B. Wise Business Center in Fort Washakie. The monument features stones along a winding red path, symbolizing courage and commitment to a purposeful life.

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Dignitaries at the dedication included Gov. Mark Gordon, state Rep. Andi Clifford, of Riverton, and Eastern Shoshone Business Council Chairman John St. Clair, who is a Vietnam War veteran.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports St. Clair and other Native soldiers encountered stigma upon returning from Vietnam. Wyoming had no monument honoring their service but that has changed with the Path of Honor.

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