The Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D. C. is one of the most visited and most moving of all the memorials in that city so full of history. 5 million people a year make a visit to that silent wall with its over 58,000 names etched into its dark, reflective, granite panels.
Many Vietnam veterans and fellow Americans cannot make the trek to visit The Wall. But there is a mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall that travels around the country giving many more people the opportunity to pay tribute to their fallen brothers, sisters, and fellow citizens.
This past weekend it was on display in Spokane, WA. The video explains the power of this mobile memorial and its importance to those who will visit it.
The traveling memorial also provided onsite counseling services for those veterans or family members who might need to talk to someone before or after seeing The Wall.
One of the phrases that means the most to Vietnam veterans is the simple offering of a “Welcome home.” The Veterans Site extends a “Welcome Home” to all Vietnam veterans.
Thank you for your service.
Dan Doyle is a husband, father, grandfather, Vietnam veteran, and retired professor of Humanities at Seattle University. He taught 13 years at the high school level and 22 years at the university level. He spends his time now babysitting his granddaughter. He is a poet and a blogger as well. Dan holds an AA degree in English Literature, a BA in Comparative Literature, and an MA in Theology, and writes regularly for The Veterans Site Blog.