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New monument in Tallahassee will honor Vietnam veterans

Posted at 6:31 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 18:31:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A new monument will be making its debut in Tallahassee in early spring.

The monument will honor veterans from Vietnam.

Joe West, a local Vietnam veteran, wears a bracelet similar to the monument. The bracelet have been worn by millions of people around the US.

They represent the 2,600 servicemen who have been listed as missing or a prisoner of war.

The bracelet was manufactured in a different state but finally made its way back to Tallahassee on Wednesday. West is happy with the way the piece turned out.

"I can't describe it. I was fortunate enough to be the one who picked it up in North Carolina on Monday. I was just, I was in awe at how well it turned out, how pretty it is," said West. "It's going to be a great addition to the Capitol Complex Property. We're excited."

The monument is set to make its public appearance in spring 2020.

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