MISSOULA, Mont. -

The Fallen Soldier Memorial at the University of Montana has been dedicated as the state's official Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans' Memorial.
    
Gov. Steve Bullock and other officials took part Saturday in a dedication ceremony.
    
The Fallen Soldier Memorial was unveiled in November 2011 and includes five bronze statues surrounded by granite slabs inscribed with the names of 43 Montana soldiers killed in the wars.
    
Montana lawmakers last spring approved designating the monument as the state memorial.
    
Officials say about 550 veterans are currently studying at the university.