Vietnam Traveling Wall coming to Kansas over Labor Day weekend

08/19/2014 6:38 AM

08/19/2014 6:38 AM

The Museum of the Kansas National Guard is one several Kansas groups hosting the Vietnam Traveling Wall coming to the Topeka area over the Labor Day weekend.

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute and Traveling Wall will be at the museum on Forbes Field at the Topeka Regional Airport, 6700 SW Topeka Boulevard from noon on Aug. 28 through 3 p.m. on Aug. 31.

The wall is an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. It is 360-feet in length, 8-feet tall and contains the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died or are missing in Vietnam.

Other groups helping to support the event include Chapter 604 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Topeka American Legion Posts, VFW Post 1650, the Marine Corps League, the Kaw Valley Chapter of the Military Officer Association, the Association of the U.S. Army and others.

The Traveling Wall will be open to the public 24-hours a day. Reveille and evening ceremonies will be held daily with special events planned on Aug. 30.

For more information, go to www.avtt.org and www.kansasguardmuseum.org.

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