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Museum rededicates wall to honor those who've served ahead of Memorial Day

Museum rededicates wall to honor those who've served ahead of Memorial Day (WKEF/WRGT)

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT)- As we approach Memorial Day, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is rededicating a wall that pays tribute to men and women who've served.

The Air Force Museum Foundation's Legacy Data Plate Wall of Honor has more than 1,000 aviation-grade stainless steel Legacy Data Plates. Lt. Gen. Jack Hudson, who is retired U.S. Air Force and the current director of the museum called the wall a "wonderful tradition."

One of the plates on the wall is dedicated to Hudson's father who served in World War II. Another honors his father-in-law. Hudson said the plates honor those who've served as far back as World War I. The wall "helps us be in the right frame of mind for Memorial Day," Hudson said after the ceremony to rededicate it. The stories of those who are honored in the plates can be viewed online.

Hudson also took the chance to remind people that the museum is open throughout Memorial Day weekend.

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