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Korean War Soldier Display from Rose Parade at the Shasta District Fair

Published On: Jun 13 2013 07:10:03 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 13 2013 07:18:26 PM CDT
ANDERSON, Calif. -

The Shasta District Fair is showcasing two Korean war soldiers that were part of a float in this year's Tournament of Roses Parade.

The float was ordered up by the Department of Defense and built by a company in Willows.

The soldier statues will be part of the fair until Saturday then they will make their permanent home at the Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center.

"They really appreciate them,” said Northern California Veteran Museum and Heritage Center’s founder Rob Burroughs. “We are representing our Korean war veterans, we're able to have a part of history from a Korean War memorial that's in Washington D.C."

The total cost of the float that was in the Rose Parade was $247,000.

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War on July 27, the Northern California Veterans Museum and Heritage Center will have free admission that day.