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Replica Vietnam Memorial Wall Coming to Roseville

May 19, 2015 10:45AM, Published by Steven Jack, Categories: Today, Community


The Moving Wall will be on display in Roseville from May 28 to June 1. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons)



The Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. will travel through Roseville next week.
 
The Wall will be at Royer Park from 10 a.m., Thursday May 28 through 4 p.m, Monday, June 1 as part of its nationwide tour.  
The public is invited to a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 28. The Moving Wall will open to the public 24 hours a day during its stay in

“This is the only Northern California appearance of the Moving Wall this year” said Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia.  “We welcome everyone in the area to come to Roseville to pay tribute to those named on the wall." 

A 300 motorcycle brigade will escort the wall to Royer Park for installation at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 27.  The procession will begin near East Roseville Parkway and Taylor Road.  It will travel south on North Sunrise to Douglas Boulevard, west on Douglas Boulevard to Vernon Street, north on Vernon Street to Lincoln Street, west on Lincoln Street to Park Drive to Royer Park at 130 Park Drive. 

A Vietnam War-era helicopter will also be on display, and The Gold Trail Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is coordinating the reading of the names of the 2,100 Northern California Vietnam fallen soldiers beginning at 11:30 a.m., May 28 continuing through 4 p.m., June 1.. 

Further information about the opening ceremonies and The Moving Wall can be found at www.roseville.ca.us/themovingwall   

The wall's appearance in Roseville is sponsored by the Roseville chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW 1487) and the City of Roseville.   

INFORMATION COURTESY OF THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE

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