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Vietnam Traveling Wall Coming to Chehalis

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The first weekend in August will welcome the Vietnam Traveling Wall to the Northwest as the replica of the monument in Washington D.C. will be in Chehalis, WA from July 31 until Aug. 3.

The wall will be set up near the Vietnam Memorial Museum in Chehalis.

On July 31, local organizations will be having members lay wreaths at the memorial. Aug. 1 will have the opening ceremonies with retired Air Force Lt. Col. Travis Wofford who has been honored for heroism during the Vietnam war. The wall will be available to view by the public until Aug. 3.

According to a press release celebrated author J.A. Jance will also be speaking on Aug. 2.

The Traveling Wall was in Chehalis in 2007 and was visited by more than 10,000 people from across the Northwest.

The 370-foot wall is a replica of the Memorial that is in the National Mall in D.C. and honors each member of the U.S. military that fought and gave their lives in the Vietnam War.

More information on the Vietnam Traveling Wall is available on Veterans Museum website at http://www.veteransmuseum.org/.

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