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Toulon Building Becomes Artistic Tribute

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WEEK-(TOULON) A building in Stark County has a new identity: it's a tribute to America's war heroes.

It's on the side of Nelson Auto Sales in Toulon at the corner of Main and Miller.

The painted mural includes the Purple Heart and Medal of Valor.

The artist, Shawn Hall, is from Toulon and has a son now in the Marines.

He says he just recently approached the car dealer, got permission and went from there, working about 22 hours Saturday and Sunday in order to finish in time for Memorial Day Monday.

Although he says he spent a lot of time talking with interested people on the street.

"I trusted that they, you know, would say yes. Worst case scenario, they repaint over what I did. But uh, I really wanted to do something for the weekend," Hall said.

Hall says his grandfather was a veteran of the Korean War.

He's hoping the car dealer will want to keep that mural in place for good.

Tyler Lopez

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