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05/24/03 - Hughes Springs

Memorial Dedicated in Hughes Springs

On this memorial day weekend, a very special wall was dedicated in a small East Texas town in hopes that those who fought before and in the future for freedom are never forgotten.

1,400 names of East Texas veterans decorate the memorial veterans wall in Hughes Springs which was dedicated today.

A wall that has deep meaning to people who have family histories of service. In an emotional ceremony, many remembered family who have fallen in battle and those still willing to do the same.

Some desperately searched the wall for a family members name. Others quietly reflected on what it all meant. The names of veterans returning from the war in Iraq will be added to the wall.

Bob Hallmark reporting

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