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Traveling Vietnam memorial comes to Toledo

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The memorial will be set up in International Park. The memorial will be set up in International Park.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A new effort to recognize local Vietnam veterans and fallen soldiers is coming to Toledo.

On June 5, the Cost of Freedom Traveling Wall will arrive in Toledo. The tribute will be on display in International Park in east Toledo.

The wall is an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC, and displays all the names of the military members who died in service or went missing in action in Vietnam and southeast Asia during the war.

Duke Wheeler helped organized the event, and believes this is an opportunity to say we appreciate the sacrifices they made.

"When these service men and women came back, they were treated with more disrespect than the enemy treated them," Wheeler said. "They were spit on. And it's about time that we, as a country, recognize their heroism and try to set things straight."

The wall will be on display through June 9. There will also be many events taking place at that time.

For more information, visit their Toledo website here.

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