Yesterday we visited the Traveling Vietnam Wall in Springfield Missouri at American Legion Post 639. The Wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC, it stands six feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end. The purpose of this traveling memorial is to remind us all of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War.
The memorial provides people in our community the opportunity to visit the wall who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington.
I would like to personally thank all the veterans, motorcyclists and volunteers that helped bring this unique memorial to our community. Especially with the rainy weather we had on Wednesday for those motorcyclists who helped escort the wall to the legion and then the men and women who then had to set up the wall in less than ideal conditions.
I encourage you to take your family out to this see the wall this weekend. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is on display through Sunday. It will be open 24 hours a day at American Legion Post 639, located at 2660 S. Scenic Ave. On location is also “Through The Eyes,” a traveling Vietnam Museum that features thousands of relics and photos from the war. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged to help offset the cost of bringing the wall. If you would like to help please visit the link below: