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Updated: 10/25/2013 08:00:01AM

Fundraising starts for veterans wall

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Fundraising efforts have begun for the construction of a Vietnam Memorial Wall in Punta Gorda’s Laishley Park honoring the men and women who lost their lives serving the nation.

The Vietnam Wall of Southwest Florida committee, a grassroots organization comprised of local veteran groups and interested citizens, kicked off a campaign Thursday to raise some $400,000 for a new memorial to be built in Laishley Park that will resemble the original Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.

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