Traveling Vietnam War memorial to make Michiana stop; volunteers needed

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

NILES, Mich. -- Many war veterans long to see their memorials in Washington D.C., but many can't afford it.

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall will make its way to Michiana next week.

According to The Niles Daily Star, it's 80 percent of the size of the actual memorial. But it still has the name of all 58,000 Americans who died in the war.

It's 360 feet long, and eight feet tall at the highest point.

American Legion Post 26 in Niles is responsible for bringing the replica to Michiana.

It will be set up next Thursday morning at the practice field at Niles High School, and it will be on display all next weekend.

There is no cost to view it, but donation boxes will be set up.

Organizers are looking for 100 volunteers to help with parking and guarding the wall.

Bikers and people with classic cars or military equipment are also invited to escort the wall into town next Wednesday.

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