2018 Memorial Mile News Coverage

Veterans for Peace display Memorial Mile

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) — 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.

Memorial Mile: Remembering fallen veterans

Posted: May 27, 2018 08:25 AM CDT Updated: May 27, 2018 08:25 AM CDT

During this Memorial Day weekend, it’s important to remember the true meaning of the holiday. News 3’s Keely Arthur shares how the Memorial Mile is keeping it top of mind.

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Veterans group sets up Memorial Mile to honor fallen service members

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Posted: May 26, 2018 7:31 PM CDT Updated: May 26, 2018 7:31 PM CDT

MADISON (WKOW) — More than 6-thousand tombstone replicas are set up in Olbrich Park this weekend to remember the lives of U.S. service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Madison chapter of Veterans for Peace has set up the Memorial Mile display for more than 10 years. It’s left up for a week along the Lake Monona shore.

“I am so sad that we have to keep doing this but I’m so glad that people are here and I’m so hopeful for the future,” said Larry Orr, with Veterans for Peace.

On Memorial Day, Veterans for Peace will be holding a peace rally. It will be in James Madison Park at 1 p.m. There will be speakers, students scholarships announced and live music.

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