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Traveling Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall Arrives in Austin

May 16, 2018 11:56 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- A tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in the Vietnam War arrived in Austin on Wednesday.

The American Legion Riders escorted the wall from Albert Lea to the Mower County Fairgrounds where it will be on display.

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The wall is an 80 percent sale of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and features the names of 30 soldiers from Mower County.

"[It] brings a tear to your eye.  We actually saw one gentleman, an older guy, and he pulled over and stood there and he saluted, he saluted until every last vehicle went by," said Roe Naylor, president of the Austin American Legion Riders.

The wall is free to see and will be on display starting on Thursday, May 17 at noon through Sunday.

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