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      Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica comes to Oskaloosa

      A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Washington D.C. is on display in the Heartland.

      The one-half size replica of the memorial is currently on display at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds. The name of the replica is titled 'The Wall That Heals.'Many visitors used the long Fourth of July Weekend to come see the wall and pay respects to those that have served. The replica is a nice alternative for those that are unable to make a trip to D.C. Flowers and photos were also left as a memorial for those that served and called the neighboring communities home.

      "If people can see that the soldiers have paid the ultimate sacrifice and if people can see their names on the wall that they are not forgotten, then to me, that's what it's all about," said Thomas Brickman, a visitor to the wall.

      The replica will be on display in Oskaloosa until 6 p.m. Sunday, July 6th. Visitors can come 24 hours a day to take a look at the wall. This is the second time that the monument has made a trip to town. It was also on display at the Fairgrounds in 2010.