[AARA] The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is coming to Monroe

Carlos Ingram carlosing at hughes.net
Mon Oct 25 16:47:44 EDT 2010


Chennault Museum to host The Vietnam Traveling Wall

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is coming to the Chennault Aviation and 
Military Museum in Monroe for viewing on Nov. 5, 6   and 7.

The Wall, which memorializes the names of all fallen U.S. soldiers of the 
Vietnam War, will be set up on the Museum grounds at 701 Kansas Lane. It 
will be open for viewing 24-hours a day.

Out of respect for the names on the Wall, security will be on duty at all 
times.

The Museum building will be open to the public between 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for 
self-tours. It features memorabilia from Gen. Claire Lee Chennault and his 
Flying Tigers, Delta Airlines, Selman Field Navigation Training School and 
World War I, World War II and Vietnam artifacts. There is no charge for the 
Memorial or the Museum.

Extra ground has been cleared surrounding the Museum for the massive 
memorial, which at 288-feet long, is 3/5 the size of the actual monument in 
Washington, D.C.

Schedule for the Wall and its arrival in Monroe is:

. Nov. 3: Motorcycle groups and state police will escort the Wall from 
Rayville into Monroe along I-20 East.

. Nov. 4: The Wall will be erected and a documentary film on the Vietnam War 
will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Jack Howard Theater in Monroe. The 
feature-length film is produced by R-Squared Productions and features 
personal accounts of Vietnam veterans.

. Nov. 5: Opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. at the Museum. Special guests from 9 
a.m.-2 p.m. will be students from area schools.

. Nov. 6: Vietnam veterans and their families honored at a luncheon at 11 
a.m. on Museum grounds, courtesy of the NE Chapter of the Louisiana 
Restaurant Association

. Nov. 7: Closing ceremonies at 4 p.m. prior to taking down the Wall for its 
next stop in Ohio.

Joining the Museum in sponsoring the Wall are the City of Monroe, The 
News-Star, Monroe-West Monroe Visitors Convention Bureau, Louisiana Lottery, 
R-Squared Productions and the Sidney Wilhite Family.

The Museum welcomes volunteers to help throughout the three days. Please 
call 318-362-5540 for more information.

Friends of the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum of LA

701 Kansas LN Monroe, LA 71203  Ph: 318-362-5540 Fax: 318-362-554




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