The Patriot Guard is bringing its Traveling Memorial Wall to the Alton VFW Post 1308 today. The wall is a way to honor those Illinois soldiers who have died in the War on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will be on display at the VFW beginning at 10am.

The memorial consists of the portraits and information of about 260 fallen Illinois soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. VFW District 12 Commander Dave Stout says the idea came from the grandfather of a fallen soldier last year, and was taken over and made into a traveling wall by the Illinois Patriot Guard.

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