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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
May 31, 2018 - June 6, 2018
A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will open to the public at the VFW Post 5118 in Easton on May 31 through June 6. The purpose of The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is to honor the country’s servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War. The traveling exhibit is a 3/5ths size replica of the original monument in Washington, D.C. The wall measures an impressive 300 feet and is six feet tall.
The traveling wall was created so that the family and friends of those memorialized on the wall, along with everyone on the Eastern Shore, can experience the overwhelming impact of this memorial. On view in Easton, Thursday, May 31 through Wednesday, June 6, the wall will be open 24 hours a day and seven days a week for the benefit of everyone at all times. This event is a solemn presentation of the Vietnam Wall Memorial, and as such will have an air of reverence, honor, and respect.
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall 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 the visiting of loved ones locally who may not be able to make the trip to Washington, D.C.
Over 9,000,000 military personnel served on active duty during the Vietnam Era and 2,709,918 actually served in Vietnam. Of those 2,709,918 Americans who served in Vietnam, less than 850,000 are estimated to be alive today.
There are 58,315 names on the Wall. Of the names on the wall, 208 of the honored military members who made the ultimate sacrifice listed their hometown as being on the Delmarva Peninsula. Captain James Harold Johnson of Milford, Delaware was among the first (October 3, 1963) and Maryland’s own LCpl. Gregory Scott Copenhaver was among the very last (May 15, 1975).
Throughout the seven days that the wall will be in Easton, all the names on the wall will be read aloud. Volunteers from throughout the Eastern Shore will be reading the names and it is estimated to take four days to read them all. Visit the Facebook page to volunteer at “The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall.”
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall® was created by the Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard (VVB) located in Brevard County, Florida. The VVB is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed and incorporated in 1985.
To learn more about The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in Easton, contact Royce Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org.