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Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall - Thursday

Lehn Lehnhard, a seasonal resident from Laurel, Miss., explores the names etched into the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. Lehnhard is one of several veterans volunteering their time over the weekend to help guide visitors through the exhibit and share their own personal stories. David Albers/ Staff

Photo by DAVID ALBERS, Daily News

Lehn Lehnhard, a seasonal resident from Laurel, Miss., explores the names etched into the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. Lehnhard is one of several veterans volunteering their time over the weekend to help guide visitors through the exhibit and share their own personal stories. David Albers/ Staff

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  • Naples Park Elementary fifth-grader Sandra Taboada, 11, connects with the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall while visiting the memorial with her class on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Gardens. Several large groups of school children and residents visited the traveling three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. on Thursday where volunteers were on hand to shared their stories as veterans of the conflict. David Albers/ Staff
  • Fifth-graders from Naples Park Elementary explore the Quilt of Tears memorial to victims of Agent Orange on display with the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. David Albers/ Staff
  • Bonita Springs resident Cathy Mallette takes in the 'Quilt of Tears' memorial to victims of Agent Orange on display with the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. David Albers/ Staff
  • Davenport, Fla. resident Henry Snyder, vice president of Agent Orange Victims & Widows Support Network, explains the Quilt of Tears memorial to victims of Agent Orange at the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at the Naples Memorial Gardens. David Albers/ Staff
  • Naples Park Elementary fifth-grader Kelsey Bogash, 10, makes rubbings of the names on the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall with her classmates on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery.  Several large groups of school children and residents visited the traveling three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. on Thursday where volunteers were on hand to shared their stories as veterans of the conflict. David Albers/ Staff
  • Naples resident Robert Knee, of the Marine Corp League, talks with eighth-graders from First Baptist Academy about his experiences in the Vietnam War at the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. David Albers/ Staff
  • Palmetto Ridge High School senior Michael Gammell, 17, explores the Quilt of Tears memorial to victims of Agent Orange at the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Gardens. Gammell visited the memorial with Greg Slivanik's History of the Vietnam War elective history class for upper-classmen at PRHS.  David Albers/ Staff
  • Naples Park Elementary fifth-grader Victor Cruz, 11, reads through the individual squares memorializing lives affected by Agent Orange on the Quilt of Tears memorial on display with the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. David Albers/ Staff
  • First Baptist Academy eighth-graders explore military artifacts from the Vietnam War while visiting the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. The school's entire grade visited the memorial on Thursday, a day set aside for group tours. David Albers/ Staff
  • First Baptist Academy eighth-graders Quentin Bliss, Evan Lee and Austin Langham, left to right, examine a 1967 M151A1 U.S. Army Jeep  U.S. Army Jeep at the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. David Albers/ Staff
  • A personal message is left to Captain William A. Branch from family members near his name on the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. Branch was killed June 6, 1970 from injuries suffered in a helicopter crash in the Vietnam War. David Albers/ Staff
  • Lehn Lehnhard, a seasonal resident from Laurel, Miss., explores the names etched into the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. Lehnhard is one of several veterans volunteering their time over the weekend to help guide visitors through the exhibit and share their own personal stories. David Albers/ Staff
  • Lehn Lehnhard, a seasonal resident from Laurel, Miss., explores the names etched into the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. Lehnhard is one of several veterans volunteering their time over the weekend to help guide visitors through the exhibit and share their own personal stories. David Albers/ Staff
  • First Baptist Academy eighth-grader Christopher Dorrill, 14, searches the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall for a classmate of his father on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. Dorrill's entire grade visited the memorial on Thursday, a day set aside for group tours of the three-quarter-sized replica of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Washington D.C. David Albers/ Staff
  • First Baptist Academy eighth-graders search the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall to make rubbings on Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Naples Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. The school's entire grade visited the memorial on Thursday, a day set aside for group tours of the three-quarter-sized replica of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Washington D.C. David Albers/ Staff

Large groups of students from Collier County took a trip to see the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall on Thursday, September 25.

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