BOSTON (CBS) — A 50-foot monument honoring veterans killed in the war on terror will be dedicated in the Seaport District on Memorial Day.

The group Massachusetts Fallen Heroes announced Wednesday there will be a series of activities at the end of May to honor the men and women of the Commonwealth who lost their lives in the war on terror.

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The events will be part of what the group is calling Patriot Week, which will run from May 20-30.

Among those honored on the monument will be Jared Monti of Abington, who received the Medal of Honor after he was killed in Afghanistan. His father, Paul, spoke at the announcement Wednesday morning.

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“We in this country are free because of these veterans who gave unselfishly of themselves to keep America free,” said Paul Monti. “This monument is a testament to those patriots, those veterans, that sacrifice so much for us and our freedom.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

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