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New Vietnam War monument unveiled on Memorial Day

Posted at 6:07 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 10:39:54-04

FAIRFIELD, Ohio — A new monument, meant to honor those who served in the Vietnam War, will be unveiled on Memorial Day in Silverton Park off Montgomery Road.

This monument joins three others in the park meant to honor American soldiers who served in World War I, World War II and the Korean War.

Before being unveiled, though, the city of Fairfield will drive two parades past the homes of more than 60 veterans.

"People love our parade, the traditional parade," Tiphanie Howard, Fairfield's director of Parks and Recreation. "We're really asking our residents if they can ... stay in their yards and practice the social distancing and cheer them on."

The parades start at 10 a.m. and conclude around 11 a.m. outside Fairfield City Hall. The parades share the same route, which can be found here.

Today at 10, Fairfield first responders will follow 2 parade routes past the homes of 60+ local Veterans.
Neighbors are encouraged to watch from front yards.
See the routes: https://t.co/DDr4KKozZK @WCPO pic.twitter.com/bjSGb3EuiK

— Ally Kraemer (@AllyKraemer) May 25, 2020