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Panels bearing the names of those killed or missing in the Vietnam War are carried during assembly of The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Wednesday at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Jeff Kerr, right, of Ankeny helps lift with other volunteers.  The display, a traveling, three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be open to school children on Thursday and to the public at  from Friday to Sunday. The faux-granite replica is 240 feet long, eight feet high and contains the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died or are missing in Vietnam. More than 30,000 people are expected to see the display while it is in West Des Moines.  (Christopher Gannon/The Des Moines Register)

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