BAKERSFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont community has dedicated a memorial pavilion to a U.S. Marine killed overseas.

NECN.com reports the Bakersfield community honored Lance Corporal Lucas Williams at a dedication service Friday.

Williams was killed in a Humvee wreck during a training exercise in Kuwait in 1998. He was 19 years old at the time of his death.

The late soldier's mom Rosalie Williams has been hosting youth programs in her son's name for nearly two decades and has always wanted a permanent structure to host them at.

She says the memorial pavilion will now be that place for kids and the community to gather.

Williams says this pavilion would have been Lucas's wish and that she was "determined to make his wishes come true."

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