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Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial Arrives in St. Louis

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Veterans on motorcycles awaiting to escort the Traveling Vietnam Memorial to Lindbergh High School.  (KMOX/Allison Blood)

Veterans on motorcycles awaiting to escort the Traveling Vietnam Memorial to Lindbergh High School. (KMOX/Allison Blood)

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – It’s a “moving” tribute, in more than one sense of the word, to those who fought and died defending this country.

The Traveling Vietnam Wall memorial arrived in St. Louis Wednesday, and will be on display throughout the weekend.

On the final leg of its journey to Lindbergh High School, the Wall was escorted by an honor guard made up of cars and motorcycles.

Though not considered to be a parade, those who wanted to witness the Wall’s arrival gather along Watson Road.

Charlie Stockhouse, a World War two veteran, was among those witnessing the event. He says when he came home he could get everything he wanted, “if you tried to get a ride, they’d pick you up and you could get a ride on somebody’s lap.”

Stockhouse says Vietnam War veterans didn’t get such a warm welcome, so he’s glad they’re being honored now.

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