Veterans Plan for the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

the Vietnam Memorial Wall is coming to Tallahassee--in some form. It's the smaller twin called the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. The great reminder of the past sacrifices is 3/5 the scale of the memorial in Washington D.C.

Thursday night, local Vietnam Veterans began making plans to prepare for the Memorial Wall's week stay in Florida's capital city. Veterans say it will be placed on the peninsula on Lake Ella in November. "It's just a great opportunity for Tallahassee to have it for this length of time. Normally, they, uh, hit the ground running and it's set up then gone before a lot of people know about. So being extended over Veteran's Day and part of the Veteran's Day activities is going to be good for Tallahassee." said Rick Clevenger, President of the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 96.

The Big Bend Vietnam Veterans need volunteers to help with the Vietnam Traveling Memorial. You can reach the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 96 at 850-224-8838 or Rick Clevenger at 850-545-1811


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  • by Tammy Location: Tally on Jun 20, 2008 at 01:07 PM
    Is there a local VFW we can go apply at to help? I am a Ladies Auxilary member from Ohio and would like to continue helping down here?I've not seen a VFW since I moved here 2 yrs ago.
  • by Gman on Jun 20, 2008 at 09:49 AM
    I am happy that these men and women get the chance for someone to say thank you. WWI and WWII got a heros welcome while vietman vets did not. They served thier country and deserve the same thanks for thier commitment and service to this great country. It will be an honor to see the memorial and to remember thier service and sacrifice.
  • by Russ Ehlert Location: Taqllahassee on Jun 20, 2008 at 12:14 AM
    I wish to volunteer to serve at The Wall when it comes to Tally. I'm a life member of V.V.A. Chapter 120 in E. Hartford, Ct. Now living in Tallahassee. Email me at:
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