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Vietnam Memorial Replica to Visit Haverhill

Haverhill — As part of their 250th anniversary celebrations, the towns of Newbury and Haverhill will host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute at the North Haverhill Fairgrounds this month.

The memorial, which includes an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, will be displayed from noon Thursday to 3 p.m. May 27.

The Traveling Tribute will arrive at 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at P&H Truck Stop in Wells River. The Vermont State Police will lead the motorcade east on Route 302 to the New Hampshire state line. The New Hampshire State Police will lead from there, along Route 302 to Route 10, south to the fairgrounds. The memorial will be open 24 hours a day for public viewing, and a computer database for locating names on the wall will be available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., with assistance provided. It is handicapped accessible. The free event is sponsored by the town of Haverhill, local veterans groups, fire departments and individual veterans.

In addition to the wall, the exhibit includes several memorials honoring those who died in other conflicts, including World War II, the Korean War, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Daily ceremonies are planned. To see the schedule, go to www.celebrate250.org/events.

— Staff report