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Block from the Pentagon to be displayed in Marseilles

Posted by wlpo on April 17, 2014

You will soon be able to see and touch a piece of American history that is finding a new home in Marseilles. A limestone block from the Pentagon that was damaged on September 11th, 2001 is being added to the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial along the Illinois River in Marseilles.

Greg Hoffman is with the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run, the group that runs the memorial wall.  He says the Department of Defense approved their request for the artifact. The piece, which weighs between 200 and 300 pounds, is escorted into town Saturday morning.

It will be stored at the National Guard Armory until it is unveiled during the annual Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run June 21.
Learn more by listening to an interview with Hoffman available at the WLPO AM and FM news page.

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