Former POW dedicates Veterans memorial in Enid

Published: Nov. 11, 2013 at 12:23 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM CST
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ENID, Okla. (AP) _ A retired Air Force colonel who spent more than five years as a prisoner of war says a new permanent wall commemorating Vietnam veterans in Enid will offer healing, love and unity.
   Col. Lee Ellis was the keynote speaker Monday at the dedication of the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park at Woodring Regional Airport in Enid. The wall had been part of a traveling exhibit but will now become Oklahoma's official memorial to those who served in the Vietnam War. The wall is a smaller replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington.
   Ellis was a former Vietnam prisoner of war with Arizona Sen. John McCain. He said the wall will help ensure that the men and women who served are never forgotten.