Memorial Wall On Display In McConnelsville

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Kaylyn Hlavaty

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Updated Thu, May 24, 2012 2:45 pm
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Tony Janes

After a stop in Zanesville, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be on display during Memorial Day Weekend in McConnelsville.

Pieces of the wall arrived at the Commons on State Route 66 Thursday afternoon. 
 
Through the sponsorship of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Morgan's County Veteran Administration, visitors can view the 80 percent scale replica of the Washington D.C. Memorial Wall.
 
The display in its entirety takes up nearly the length of a football field.
 
The wall will be on display through Saturday. 
 
"Morgan County and McConnelsville, in general, are really patriotic folks. They love our soldiers and love what they stand for and the sacrifice they've given for the rest of us to go free," said Deana Clark, director of the Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
 
In the past, the wall has traveled to Athens, Parkersburg and Marietta.
 
Also on display in Morgan County, the Eyes of Freedom Memorial honors the fallen soldiers from Columbus-based.
 
It will be on display at the historic courthouse on Main Street. It honors 22 Marines and one naval corpsman of the 3rd battalion in the 25th Marine regiment who were killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005.
 
"It would be a really good opportunity to get a chance to see these awesome memorials close by," said Clark.

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