The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall®, a large-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, will make a rare Delaware Valley visit in when it visits Penndel in Bucks County, from July 11-17, 2017.
The wall, a 3/5 scale replica of the permanent memorial in Washington, DC, will arrive via convoy on July 12 and will be open for visitation and remembrances July 14-16. The wall will be on display at the Penndel Memorial Ball Field on PFC John Dalola Avenue in Penndel. The tribute is being organized by the Penndel-Hulmeville Memorial Day Parade, Inc., a 501(c)(3) group, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall® stands six feet tall at the center, covers almost 300 feet from end to end, and has 58,272 names inscribed on its surface. This Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships and to allow people the opportunity to honor loved ones in their hometown who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington.
“The sacrifices that our relatives, our friends and our fellow citizens made in Vietnam should never be forgotten,” said Ed Preston, Chairman of the Penndel-Hulmeville Memorial Parade. “This event is specifically meant to remember, honor, and commemorate those who served in the Vietnam War. We also want to teach the next generation.”
Individuals and businesses interested in making a donation or sponsorship to help cover the costs involved in bringing The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall® to Bucks County should contact Preston by phone at 215-750-3634, or by mail at 917 Walnut Avenue, Hulmeville, PA 19047. Donations are tax-deductible.
Penndel, PA is approximately 30 miles northeast of Philadelphia, PA and easily accessible via the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate I-95.
The Penndel-Hulmeville Memorial Day Parade, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) with the Internal Revenue Service and is also a registered non-profit corporation with the Department of State in the Commonwealth of PA. The parade was incorporated in 2002. The Penndel-Hulmeville Memorial Day Parade, Inc. is recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense as an Official Commemorative Partner in remembering the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War.
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall® is part of the Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard (VVB) located in Brevard County, Florida. The VVB is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed and incorporated in December of 1985. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall® is managed by Doc Russo, who can be reached by phone at 321-652-4185, or via E-Mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.