Tombstone Display Remembers Soldiers Killed in War on Terror
Monday morning, the Gainesville chapter of the Veteran's for Peace organization put up a tombstone for every military person who has died in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The display is along Northwest 8th Avenue in Gainesville, near the intersection of 34th Street.
Each tombstone includes the name, age, hometown and death date of each person. They also placed flags on the tombstones of the service men and women who have ties to North Central Florida.
"This shows the enormity," said Scott Camil, display organizer. "Even though I know the numbers because I've been following the numbers, until we started working with those signs, it didn't impact me on how much those numbers really were."
Despite some negative feedback they received from the community, the group did get permission from the City of Gainesville to display this memorial.
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