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Aug 02

“Vietnam Revisited” 50th Anniversary Commemoration

Posted on August 2, 2017 at 9:42 PM by Communications Department

The Moving Wall Coming to Newport News

The Moving Wall is coming to Newport News in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Through the efforts of Braxton-Perkins American Legion Post 25, the Virginia War Museum Foundation and Henricopolis Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution, the exhibit goes on display at Huntington Park September 15 - 18. Moving Wall_SC The Moving Wall will be escorted to Huntington Park on Thursday, September 14 by the American Legion Post 25 American Legion Riders. The Moving Wall Opening Ceremony is scheduled for noon on Friday, September 15 at Huntington Park.

If you would like to become a participant or a sponsor for the event, an organizational meeting is taking place Saturday, August 5, at 9:00 a.m. at the Braxton-Perkins American Legion Post 25, 7609 Marshall Avenue. in Newport News. All are welcome to attend. Call 757-817-6108 to RSVP or to obtain a sponsorship/donation/participant package.

Additionally, National POW/MIA Recognition Day and the 25th Anniversary of The Vietnam Memorial ceremonies at Huntington Park are planned during a candlelight vigil on September 15.

For further information about the full event visit the Vietnam Revisited website.