MADISON (WKOW) — Volunteers began setting up the annual Memorial Mile in Madison Saturday.
The tombstone display is in memory of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, recognized every year for Memorial Day weekend.
Members of Veterans for Peace and other volunteers put up nearly 6,800 tombstones along Atwood Avenue at Olbrich Park.
“We’ve lost 6,800 service personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq and what we want to do is show for the next week tombstones that represent those Americans who have been killed in those wars,” says coordinator John Fournelle.
The display stays up through Memorial Day until next Saturday.