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Erie County Dedicates Vietnam Memorial

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It's Memorial Day, the day Americans honor those who died in service to their country.  And, it was the perfect day for Erie County to dedicate its Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

 A large crowd surrounded the memorial during the dedication ceremony.  The memorial has seven panels, each depicting scenes from the war.  One large panel has the names of each of the 66 men from Erie County who gave their lives in Vietnam.

It took almost 20 years for a committee to raise the money, and obtain donated materials, for the project.  Vietnam War vets, such as John Williams,  say the wait was worth it.

"When you go to things like this, especially because it's close to my heart because it's my generation, words can't say enough.   I'm remembering a lot of people,"  Williams said.

About $300,000 in money and materials was raised for the project.  The memorial is located on State Street across from Veterans Stadium.

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