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Vietnam display case installed in Lockport Town Hall

LOCKPORT – The display case that will house artifacts left behind by visitors to the traveling version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall was erected Friday inside Lockport Town Hall.

Councilwoman Patricia Dufour said the case, 6 feet high and 6 feet wide, likely will be dedicated in August after the mementoes are “cleaned and catalogued.” They were left at the wall, which was shown for four days on the Town Hall lawn in June 2015.

Dufour said the wooden display area was made by a town resident, Ed Pardo, whose hobby is woodworking, and mounted atop a wood-and-granite base. The granite was donated by International Stone Gallery of Lockport.

The case will feature a small banner showing the emblems of the five branches of the U.S. armed forces, with the slogan, “Land of the Free Because of the Brave.”