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ENID, Okla. - The popular Vietnam Memorial wall, a replica of the wall in Washington, has a home in Enid.

"To every veteran, past and present, our nation expresses our greatest thanks to all of you," Wall fundraising co-chair Dan Ohnesorge said. "You made America strong and proud."

Patriotism, loud and proud, was on display at Woodring airport.

Organizers of the Woodring Wall of Honor raised money to buy the traveling Vietnam Memorial display for about $500,000.

Thursday they broke ground where it will stay as a memorial to Vietnam vets and all those who served our country.

Enid prides itself as a military town with Vance Air Force Base and the number of military retirees there.

The wall will fit right in to the town’s patriotic fabric.

The wall's new permanent display in Enid will open on Veterans Day this year, Nov. 11.