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The hands of Jared Despault finished a marble headstone at Granite Industries of Vermont, producer of markers for veteran cemeteries.

Markers of a somber boom

War deaths stir business, reverence in Vt. stone industry

By Jenna Russell
Globe Staff / May 28, 2007

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BARRE, Vt. -- Most of the time, the stone slabs that roll down the production line at Granite Industries of Vermont bear the names of World War II veterans: a lieutenant born in 1916; a sergeant born in 1921; a colonel born in 1925. (Full article: 990 words)

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