There are 174 new names.

"It has to be a living memorial," Ed Gaede, a Vietnam veteran and president of the board of directors for the Kern County World War II Veterans Memorial committee, told The Californian last week.

And Saturday morning, those names were unveiled in a ceremony at Jastro Park before about 200 people. Veterans and their families looked for the names of those they knew, and touched the black granite where they are engraved.

Saturday's ceremony followed the memorial's big unveiling Dec. 10, when more than 1,000 people gathered to see a dream for the monument come true.