Friday, June 18, 2010

i WILL stop in west hartford center to see this

and honor our fallen heroes. if you're in the area, before or after you go to one of those 'trendy' west hartford joints, DO stop by the wall. please. honor those who gave for YOUR safety


Vietnam Memorial Replica Goes On Display At West Hartford Town Hall


                                                                   The wind Thursday morning whipped  at the line of  small American flags that had just been staked  on the town hall lawn.   The sky was cloudy and rain seemed imminent.

Nearby, in the town parking lot on South Main Street, was a flatbed  truck that had arrived in town earlier with a police and motorcycle  escort. It carried  the 74 black panels of the Moving Wall, a half-size  replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in
Washington  D.C.

Inscribed on the Wall's panels are the names of more  than 58,000  American service members killed or missing in action in  the
Vietnam  War..............

pic: Members of the Leatherneck Riders, a motorcycle group of U.S. Marine  Corps veterans including ,1st Sgt Dennis Bailey, Aaron Gray, Walt  Kedzior and Billy Betzner, help erect The Moving Wall, the traveling  half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the lawn in front  of West Hartford Town Hall.  There will be a candlelight vigil at the  wall at 8:45 p.m. Saturday.  The wall moves on to upstate New York on  Monday.                  (Cloe  Poisson, Hartford Courant / June 16, 2010)

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