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Vietnam traveling wall arrives in Toledo

Over 1,000 people escorted the wall to where it will be set up. Over 1,000 people escorted the wall to where it will be set up.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Thetraveling Vietnam memorial wall came to Toledo Wednesday.

Thewall is over 350 feet long, and is an 80 percent scale model of the originalmemorial wall in Washington, DC.

Over1,000 veterans, family members, and members of the Air National Guard inSwanton lined the streets and escorted the wall to International Park onWednesday.

"It'sreally quite emotional," said veteran Bill Smith. "It's a moving thing, to seethe reaction from all the vets."

Crewswill set the wall up at the park Thursday, starting at 8 a.m. They should befinished by noon, and the wall will be available to view 24 hours a day untilSunday at 3 p.m.

"Thisis a way to honor them," said veteran Jerry Blevins. "Not only them, buteveryone that's gave their life to make this nation what it is…I miss them."

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