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As you can see, they have a huge model train display set up on the 3rd floor of a local downtown business.
Kids of all ages were there in awe of the trainscapes.
Scenes ranged from cityscapes, to manufacturing facilities, coal mines, mountains and valleys. . .
And, a UFO complete with little green men!
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There's quite a bit of slow train traffice that goes through the area -- the coal fields in the southern parts of the county send out a couple trains a day. And there's a new ethanol plant in Coshocton county next door that will be using the rail lines to ship tankers full of ethanol.
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Porter, who served 12 years in the Navy, fought to keep tears from rolling down his face as he said he was honored and proud to be a part of the ceremony. "I'm really proud to see all the people who came here today to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice," Porter said.
Kathy Godwin, who lost her son, Lance Cpl. Todd Godwin from an IED on July 20, 2004, told the crowd that seeing the flags shows the cost of freedom. "I never get tired of seeing this," Godwin said. "Viewing the thousands of names on the flags and the traveling Vietnam Wall overcomes me with emotion. To see the sacrifice of our son compounded by thousands of others brings unspeakable sorrow."
But Godwin said she is reminded that the men and women who died all "saw something in this country that was worth fighting and dying for." "This is the land of opportunity and freedoms that I pray is never taken from us," Godwin said. "We Gold Star parents hate wars more than anyone, I believe, but we understand the need to protect something we love and believe in."
Godwin said one of the last things Todd did before he left home to go overseas was to make sure the flag at their home was properly displayed. "Todd was proud to be an American," Godwin said. "He knew that freedom does not come without sacrifice and our hearts are filled with pride."
Barbara Lloyd, who lost her son Army Staff Sgt. Lester "Buddy" Kinney II on Jan. 27, 2004 to an IED, said what stirred her were the mementos on some of the flags. Lloyd pointed out on the flag for Lance Cpl. William Wightman, USMC, was a GI Joe in a Marine uniform and on the flag for Lance Cpl. Daniel M. McVicker, USMC, were pictures of him with his unit and senior pictures of him in high school, grinning ear to ear. "Those little tributes are left with such pride," Lloyd said. "To think that each and every one of these men and women volunteered to serve is so poignant. They chose to serve. There is such pride here. Such sorrow, but so much pride."