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Leigh Dinnis of Albany teaches her children Graham, 4, left, and Caroline, 6, about the Wall of Honor-Faces of the Fallen memorial wall, on display at Heritage Mall in Albany in October of 2015, remembering those in all branches of the military who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The traveling Wall of Honor, a 32-panel wall displaying the 7,265 names of all fallen servicemen from Operation Desert Storm in 1991, through the Somalia and Bosnian conflicts, and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars through 2016, will be in Albany Feb. 20-25.

Vets Helping Vets HQ and The American Legion Post 10 are sponsoring the wall, which can be viewed at Post 10, 1215 Pacific Blvd. S.E., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., except on the last day, when the display will close at 6 p.m.

Admission is free.

An opening ceremony for the display will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb 20. The guest speaker will be Jim Willis, commander of the American Legion Department of Oregon, and retired director of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.

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