By Kennedi Walker

MANSFIELD (CBSDFW.COM) – A traveling memorial in Mansfield will honor the more than 5,000 veterans who have died since the 911 terrorist attacks.

Thirty-three tribute towers plastered with photos of fallen service members proudly stand tall.

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“When you go through [the memorial] it’s not about someone who has died in service of our country, it’s about someone who has lived as a part of our country,” Tim Milligan said.

Veterans day is officially November 11th. The holiday is held on the anniversary of the end of World War I to honor U.S. veterans and victims of all wars.

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The city of Mansfield is celebrating early. Along with the memorial there will be a parade, an art show and performances.

“[It is] humbling to note that you have individuals who would run into trouble as other folks were exiting,” Michael Evans, Mansfield’s Mayor, said.

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The parade starts at 10 a.m.

Kennedi Walker