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Traveling Korean War Memorial in Ravenswood this weekend

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — A traveling version of the Korean War Memorial is in Ravenswood this weekend, allowing local residents the opportunity to see a replica of the tribute established in Washington, D.C.

The memorial will be open 24 hours until Sunday at Washington Riverfront Park. Visitors who see the structure at night will see it illuminated much like the Washington, D.C. memorial.

Brian McCommon with the Ravenswood Park Commission said many veterans have not been to the memorial in Washington, D.C.

“We saw this as an opportunity to bring the memorial to them so that they can experience it, and so that they can hear their stories and so that we can thank them for their service,” he added.

A ceremony is also planned for Saturday honoring Korean War veterans. West Virginia Agriculture Secretary Kent Leonhardt and Brigadier General Christopher Walker, commander of the West Virginia Air National Guard, are scheduled to speak.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., although McCommon recommended attending early to hear 249th Army Band.

MetroNews Affiliate WMOV contributed to this story.


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