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CONCERT WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR UTAH VIET VET MEMORIAL

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A concert to benefit Utah's Vietnam memorial will be presented in Symphony Hall on Wednesday at 8 p.m., featuring the 23rd Army Band and the nationally recognized Jay Welch Chorale.

The concert will be the first in a series of events leading to the dedication of the memorial on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. The memorial site is on the grounds of the State Capitol.The concert will be enhanced by special video effects and narration by TV anchorman Dick Nourse. Directors of the two participating organizations are Norman Wendel and Jay Welch. Tickets are $12, tax deductible, available at all Smith'sTix locations and at the Salt Palace box office.

The Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial now under construction will house a statue of an American soldier, standing before a wall containing the names of the 384 Utahns who died in Vietnam. "Of the $238,000 needed for this beautiful memorial, only $33,000 remains to be raised," said Diann Oldroyd, spokesperson for the memorial benefit committee. "This concert has the potential to raise nearly all of the remaining funds."