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Hometown Hero: Erie County's Vietnam Veterans Memorial 9/26/13

The Erie County Vietnam Veterans Memorial is at 26th and Glenwood Park Avenue was dedicated last Veterans Day. The memorial is described as a place to heal for those who did not get a hero’s welcome home.
There are 67 names on Erie County's Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Each one honored for making the ultimate sacrifice. The Erie County Vietnam Veterans Memorial is at 26th and Glenwood Park Avenue was dedicated last Veterans Day. The memorial is described as a place to heal for those who did not get a hero’s welcome home.

Ken Kensill of Vietnam Vets of America says, “There's a lot of open wounds and we need to go somewhere where we can be with the ones that passed and we can be part of them, again.”


Phase two of the project will be tablets depicting the history of the war, making sure future generations never forget the price paid in Vietnam. Construction is expected to begin in November with a final dedication in the spring. The 67 soldiers forever remembered on Erie's Vietnam Veterans Memorial ... This week's hometown heroes.

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