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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
August 31, 2023
Aug. 31- Sept. 4, 2023
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a 3/5 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, will make a visit to Rock Falls, IL, from August 31-September 4, 2023.
The wall will be displayed at RB&W District Park at 201 East 2nd Street, Rock Falls. There will be an opening ceremony on Friday, September 1st at 6 pm and the closing ceremony on Sunday, September 3rd, at 4 pm.
The Rock Falls Tourism Department is organizing the tribute.
Stands 5′ tall
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall stands 5 feet tall at the center, covers almost 300 feet from end to end, and has 58,272 names inscribed on its surface. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made possible for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships and allowing people to honor loved ones in their hometown who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington. This event honors those who served in Vietnam, including POW/MIA Veterans.