Vietnam Memorial Wall
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall® Is Coming to the City of Longwood
Please Mark Your Calendars for this Memorial and Historic Event:
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall®, will be coming to the City of Longwood, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, for what will be a 4 day memorial and historic display beginning on Thursday, June 9, 2016. In order to ensure the success of this very important event, we are seeking the public, business and individuals to come out and welcome the arrival of the Memorial Wall into the city.
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall®, is a 300-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that honors the more than 3 million Americans who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and bears the names of the more than 58,000 who died throughout its duration. It has been said that, “Freedom comes at a price: a price that many have paid. Life doesn’t last, but sacrifice does.” That’s the experience when you visit the wall. You are being invited to show your respects to the men and women who gave their lives, on foreign soil, in the Vietnam War. They fought the longest war in American history. For many, it seemed like just another foreign war, but it wasn’t. From 1954 to 1975, it has been estimated that between 1.5 and 3.6 million military and civilians lost their lives. However, 58,220 U.S. military personnel died as a result of the Vietnam War. Now is our chance to pay our respects to those who lost their lives.
Location & Viewing Times
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall®, will be located at Reiter Park, from June 8 - 12, 2016. Visitors will be able to view the “Cost of Freedom Tribute” which is a 3/5th replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall as housed in Washington, D.C. Tributes will be free and open to the public 24 hours a day beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, June 10 through 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, 2016. There will be an opening ceremony followed by a wreath laying at the Wall on Friday morning at 9 a.m. on June 10, 2016. Elected Officials, Military Officials, Special and honored Guests to include some of our local Veterans will speak at the ceremony. There will also be a closing ceremony held on Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. followed by “Taps”.
If you haven’t been able to make it to the nation’s capital, to see the Vietnam Memorial Wall, now is your chance to view the replica. It’s an experience that you and your family will not want to miss.
If you have any questions or you want to volunteer your services or are in need of additional information please contact the following representatives: Mr. Johnnie D. Richardson Senior Chairman at 407-454-0070 or Mrs. Lori Rice, Vice Chairman at 407-339-5466.