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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial gets escort from Boonville

  • Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial gets escort from Boonville
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  • One of the four traveling Vietnam Wall Memorials received an escort from more than 100 United States Veterans riding motorcycles Tuesday afternoon at the Pilot Truck Stop in Boonville. The wall was traveling from Florida on its way to Concordia.
    "We set up a wall escort, which will go all the way to Concordia. In the afternoon we will assemble the wall," Greg Welsh, Manager of the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall said.
    He said the wall memorial receives an escort every time it arrives in town.
    "It's always nice when you enter a town as people are lined along the streets," Welsh said.
    The wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. and stands six feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end. The wall will be in Concordia until 3 p.m. Sunday.
    Welsh urged people to come out to see the wall since it is not that far from Boonville.
    According to www.travelingwall.us the 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 home town who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington.

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