Vietnam Wall replica to go on display in SD
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A half-size replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in
Washington, D.C., is scheduled to go on display at the downtown San Diego
“The Wall That Heals” will be unveiled in an opening ceremony at 3
p.m. at Tuna Harbor Park, which is the site of other memorials and statues
honoring San Diego's military history and is adjacent to the USS Midway
Aircraft Carrier Museum.
The 250-foot-wide traveling wall, which has the names of more than
58,000 Americans who fell in the conflict in Southeast Asia, has been to 350
locations since its debut in 1996.
The exterior sides of the trailer that carries the wall open up to
become a mobile museum.
Inside, cases display photos of service members whose names are found on
the wall, along with letters and memorabilia left at the monument in the
nation's capital, according to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which
organizes the tour.
The museum also includes a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview
of the Vietnam War.
The wall will be on display 24 hours a day through Sunday.