deltaMike via flickr.com
July 19, 2012
EDEN, N.Y. (AP) - A traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall has arrived in upstate New York.
It was met Wednesday by hundreds of motorcycle riders who escorted it to the American Legion post in Eden, near Buffalo. It will be displayed there round-the-clock through Sunday.
The memorial is a smaller version of the permanent Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington and is one of several traveling replicas.
About 80 percent the size of the original, it is 360 feet long and eight feet high at its center. The panels are inscribed with the names of all 58,195 U.S service members killed in the Vietnam War.
OWEGO, N.Y. (K Cook)
Another replica of the memorial wall is in Owego NY from July 19th -22nd at Owego Free Academy, hosted by Hosted by: Glenn A Warner, VFW Post 1371. That replica is supported by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.The Wall that Heals includes in its tour an Information Center and Traveling Museum.