Grain Valley’s permanent salute to veterans keeps making progress.

The dedication of the first phase of Legacy Plaza is planned for Oct. 3.

“This is a tribute to all the folks who have served,” said Mike Switzer, who for years has been working to raise money for the site on the Butterfly Loop Trail north of the airport.

The first phase includes a single flagpole and commemorative bricks.

“Eventually we’re going to have six flagpoles, one for each branch of the service,” Switzer said.

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