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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall honored by local escort

July 18, 2014

	Pictured above are just two of the fire trucks from area fire departments  who escorted the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall as it made its way from Worthington to Marshall.   
 FULDA FREE PRESS/Jery Johnson
FULDA FREE PRESS/Jery Johnson
Pictured above are just two of the fire trucks from area fire departments who escorted the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall as it made its way from Worthington to Marshall.
The display was hosted by VFW Post 742.
As the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall ventured north on US Highway 59 Wednesday afternoon from Worthington to Marshall, members of many area fire departments joined with members of the Patriot Guard Motorcycle Club providing an escort for the Wall. The memorial honors over 58,000 soldiers who gave their lives during the Vietnam War (November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975). It is a 3/5 scale model of the Vietnam Memorial that is in Washington, D.C.

The Wall was on display at Independence Park in Marshall from Friday through Sunday, July 10 - 13. Opening ceremonies were held on Friday night at 7 p.m. The Council President of the Vietnam Vets of America, Granite Falls, MN, was the featured speaker

The Wall is 288 feet long at the center, is six feet high, and tapers down to 144 feet. 1,082 Minnesotans’ names are listed on the Wall with 58,261 total names listed there as well. The display was hosted by VFW Post 742.


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