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Veterans for Peace display Memorial Mile

(NBC15)
Published: May. 26, 2018 at 4:22 PM CDT
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Madison's Veterans for Peace chapter 25 members said they hope people realize the cost of war.

Along Atwood Avenue this weekend, you'll see about 6800 tombstone replicas representing those who died while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Frances Wiedenhoeft is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and said this is a visual way to honor those who've died.

"Some of these markers were people that passed away… in my arms, so to speak, so that's what it means to me. It's very personal and I want people to understand that each one of these markers was a person," said Wiedenhoeft.

The display stretches down Atwood Avenue near Olbrich Park.