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Stories of grief, love, penance in mementos left at the Wall

Over the past three decades, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall has become a hallowed spot, a place of pilgrimage, homage and reconciliation. Now, some of the 400,000 items left there over the years by visitors are being selected for display in the new $115 million Vietnam War education center planned for a site nearby.

Stars and Stripes examines the efforts by cities across the country to bring homelessness among veterans to an end.

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