Memorial wall returns to museum
posted Thursday, October 4th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum from Friday, Nov. 9 through Wednesday, Nov. 14. The Wall will arrive on I-20 West from Rayville, with a Patriot Guard motorcycle escort on the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Volunteers are needed to assemble and coordinate activities as more than 10,000 visitors are expected.
Schools and other groups are also encouraged to make reservations for tours as soon as possible. Please call 362.5540, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Wall is a 3/5 scale model of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. It stands six feet tall at the center and covers nearly 300 feet from end to end. This traveling memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War.
It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships and to allow people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their hometown who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington.