A new monument to an unpopular war was unveiled Saturday.
Ending with a flyover and landing of a Huey helicopter from the war, the Ross County Vietnam Memorial was dedicated Saturday afternoon.
In front of the monument, a table was set with a blood-red rose, a bitter lemon, and an upended glass symbolizing those who could not come to the table with their comrades in a POW / MIA ceremony.
A bell accented a roll call of all 23 Ross Countians who died in the war from 1965 to 1973 as the Ross County Vietnam Memorial was dedicated Saturday afternoon.
All 500 programs were handed out for the standing-room-only crowd in Veterans Memorial Park along Yoctangee Parkway in Chillicothe.
As a rifle salute sounded, six comrades of one of the fallen laid a wreath for him at the triangular black stone monument.
And, Purple Heart recipient Pastor Steven Schmidt spoke on the ability to remember, memorials, and the change of attitude towards the war...and those who fought in it.
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