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Vietnam Memorial Comes To Jerome

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By Joey Martin

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) During the Vietnam War over 58,000 Americans lost their lives.

And starting today the city of Jerome is bringing that number to life.

Over at Summit Elementary, an 80% scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial wall in Washington DC is on display.

The wall features every single name of every single armed forces member that lost their life during the war.

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall travels from state to state to show the public the sacrifice these brave Americans made.

And for the City of Jerome, it's truly an honor to have the wall in their home town.

And hope that locals feel the same.

"I hope they have the opportunity to not only learn about the Vietnam War and also honor those that served. The purpose of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall is to honor and respect those that did serve in the war."
Said Zoe Monahan, from the City of Jerome

The Wall is open to the public daily from 8 am to 8 pm.

This Saturday a special ceremony will be held at the wall to commemorate these brave men and women.

The ceremony will begin at 10AM at Summit Elementary.

With Governor Otter expecting to attend.

And if you would like to try to find a specific name on the wall.

Volunteers will be available to help those in their search.


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