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American Veteran Traveling Tribute coming to campus

Exhibits begin Monday in Baker Center

The American Veteran Traveling Tribute will present its "Cost of Freedom Tribute" at Ohio University's Baker University Center, Feb. 21-23.

The opening ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Monday and a ceremony honoring local veterans will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Both events are free and open to the public.

The American Veteran Traveling Tribute is a veteran-owned project that travels the United States to provide a forum for communities to honor, respect and remember military veterans and soldiers who are currently serving in the armed forces.

The "Cost of Freedom Tribute" comprises numerous exhibits and memorials that reflect the sacrifices made by the armed forces from the American Revolutionary War to today. 

These exhibits include a display representing statistics from every war and conflict the U.S. has been involved in, a memorial to casualties of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center and a display of dog tags naming those who have died in the Global War on Terror.

The Tribute also includes the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, an 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It is the largest wall replica in the U.S. and lists
all 58,253 names of those who died in the Vietnam War.

For more information about the event, click here