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Traveling Vietnam War memorial arrives in Wilmington

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A traveling memorial for those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War has made its way to New Hanover County.

On Tuesday, “The Wall That Heals” arrived at Ogden Park.

Veterans ushered in the memorial by motorcade.

The 250-foot wall honors the nearly 59,000 American service men and women who died during the Vietnam War.

The wall is a replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.

The Disabled Veterans Chapter 11 in Wilmington were on site to see the wall back in Wilmington for the first time since 1991.

“I’ve got a lot of my friends on that wall that I served with two tours in Vietnam,” said Gary Ledbetter.

The memorial has been to over 300 towns across the country as well as Canada and Ireland.

The unveiling of the wall and a memorial service will be held in Ogden Park on Thursday.

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A traveling memorial for those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War has made its way to New Hanover County. On Tuesday, “The Wall That Heals” arrived at Ogden Park.

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