Ohio University Honors Veterans

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Ohio University is honoring veterans of the Vietnam War and all of those who lost their lives while serving the country.

A replica of the Vietnam Wall Memorial is on display in Ohio University's Baker Center.

Also on display are the names of those who have died in operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the casualties from the Fort Hood shooting.

Organizers say they hope everyone in the area is able to enjoy the display.

"This is a great opportunity for the university to honor veterans. Honor not only the local veterans, the WWII veterans, but also the student veterans," says Graduate Assistant for College Programing, Brian Heilmeier. "We have quite a few student veterans right here on campus from Operation Iraqi Freedom and served in Iraq and Afghanistan. So, we want to honor their memory just as much as everybody else and this was a great opportunity to do just that."

The display will be open Tuesday and Wednesday from 8am-9pm. It is free and open to the public.

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