Mile-Long Memorial Honors Fallen Heros
A mile-long memorial to remember the past heroes of our country lines the sidewalks of NW 8th Avenue.
Almost 7,000 makeshift tombstones were set next to the road in northwest Gainesville to remember veterans who have died in the line of duty.
The memorial was set up by the Gainesville chapter of Veterans for Peace, a national veteran's affairs organization.
The memorial is meant to stand in remembrance of veterans who have passed in the middle-eastern conflicts that have occurred since 2002.
Visitors to the memorial say it's a reminder to thank these warriors for their sacrifice.
The memorial is on a public sidewalk, so it can be visited anytime.
It will be removed tomorrow at 7pm.
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