The wall that heals, a one-half scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans memorial in Washington DC will be arriving in Washington NC at approximately 3pm on Tuesday, April 20th. The arrival parade will be led by the Patriot Riders Motorcycle Organization of Danville VA, traveling from Mt Olive to Veterans Park in Washington.
The wall will be erected on Wednesday, April 21st with opening ceremonies on Thursday, April 22nd at 9am. Speakers will be Mayor Archie Jennings and Vietnam Veteran/Medal of Honor recipient Walter J. Marm. There will be a flyover of a B-52 bomber from Barksdale AFB, a POW/MIA ceremony and several local musical performers. Local high school JR ROTC groups will be performing color guard duties and there will be a Bagpiper with a special routine, Echoing Taps, and a Dove release.
The wall contains the names of six Washington men who made the supreme sacrifice during the Vietnam War: Warren Lee Beacham, James Leroy Brown, Joseph Henry Downing Jr, Carl Federick Hodges Jr, Gary Hoyt Leary, and Paul Marion Nance Jr.
Everyone is invited to attend the opening ceremonies and visit this memorial. There is no cost and the wall will be open to visitors 24 hours a day while it is here.
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