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A heroes' welcome

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on April 17, 2013 1:46 PM

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People waving American flags greet the Wall That Heals, left, as it arrives on Wayne Memorial Drive Tuesday afternoon. The wall was met at the Wayne County line by law enforcement officers and veterans and was escorted by hundreds of motorcycle riders. It will be on display at Wayne Community College starting Thursday 24 hours a day through Sunday.

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Jean Jones waves an American flag as a truck makes its way down Wayne Memorial Drive Tuesday afternoon. She showed up to welcome the Wall That Heals as a way of honoring two of her high school friends, Lance Cpl. Dan Jenkins and Spc. Donald Daniels, who died in Vietnam.

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News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

An American flag blows gently in the breeze Tuesday afternoon as Ed Futch of Dudley waits for the arrival of the Wall That Heals. More than a thousand people turned out to welcome the Wall That Heals to Goldsboro.

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Veteran John Condon sits in his chair along Wayne Memorial Drive and waits for the replica to pass him by.

Betty Franklin had tears in her eyes as she looked down Wayne Memorial Drive at the hundreds standing along the roadside waving undersized American flags and homemade signs. It has been more than 40 years since her brother, Pfc. Joseph...

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