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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - As you walk around the Madison County Courthouse you might notice something' s different.

The combat boots of some of our veterans will be on display.

Boots On The Square had their opening ceremony today. In conjunction with Heroes Week, it's another way Huntsville is recognizing our veterans.

Boots On The Square is made up of the shoes of military men and women both living and deceased.

Bearded Warrior Ty Oswald said this event is a great way to connect the community and veterans.

"It's a visual representation of some of the men and women who have served our country, and what they've sacrificed to give us the freedom to do a lot of the stuff that we do here," said Oswald.

Boots On The Square Chairman and fellow veteran Peter Grant agrees.

"It just means a lot to talk to people about what we've done and where we've been and why we're there," he said.

It's Grant's hope that when people see the boots, and the names, and the pictures, it becomes personal for them.

"So that there's a little bit more realism to what veterans do for everybody," he said.

Oswald said the worst thing that could happen when someone comes back from serving in the military, is feeling forgotten.

"These community events are really helpful in keeping anybody coming back knowing that somebody still cares," he said.

The boots will be on display at the courthouse until Sunday.