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60-mile ride helps measure the cost of freedom
Honor guard escorts traveling Vietnam Wall memorial from Canton to Ennis
By Susan Martz-Cothran, PGR and DAR member
Special to The Monitor

(Editorís note: the author lives in Tool with her husband, who is a Patriot Guard Ride Captain.).
Earlier this month, I had the honor of a lifetime.
I escorted the Traveling Vietnam Wall, from Canton to Ennis.

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The honor guard reaches its destination in Ennis, where the exhibit helped raise funds for a permanent veterans memorial there. Memorial Day is tomorrow, Monday, May 28.

The cavalcade included my husband, Dan Cothran, who served in Vietnam, and 50 other motorcyclists, eight trikers, one World War II jeep and 14 vintage automobiles from area clubs, also shared this honor.
The Wall lists 58,479 service members who died in the Vietnam War. The youngest was just 15 years old.

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