Traveling Memorial Honors Fallen Heroes

Denton County Fallen Soldiers Memorial on exhibit in Lewisville

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    A memorial wall that honors America's fallen soldiers is making its way around Denton County.

    A memorial wall that honors America's fallen soldiers is making its way around Denton County.

    The Denton County Fallen Soldiers Memorial is currently stationed at the Lewisville City Hall.

    "I have seen people on their knees," said Monty Slough, the memorial's creator. "I have seen people cry. I have seen men that knew these men."

    Slough came up with the idea to honor men and women who have died while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. The traveling memorial is comprised of plaques with names, pictures and information on the soldiers.

    "With this memorial, you are able to see who they are, how they died, their age, what city they were with," Slough said.

    The people who view the memorial, such as Sandra Edwards, are filled with emotion.

    "It always makes me want to cry," she said. "They gave the ultimate. You can't give any more to a country than these guys did."

    The wall typically travels around Denton County, but has made it as far as Amarillo. It has stood in more than 100 places.

    "We owe them, and we will never be able to repay their families for what they gave," Slough said.

    The memorial will remain on exhibit at the Lewisville City Hall until Oct. 17.