A Moving Experience

| April 07, 2005

Interesting to Know That:

  • The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is the most visited National Park site in
    Washington, D.C.

  • The Vietnam Wall Experience was created by Dignity Memorial, a national
    network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers.

  • The traveling replica has visited more than 200 cities since 1990.
  • Each exhibition of the Vietnam Wall Experience is a community-sponsored event featuring the support of local veterans and civic groups, and admission is free.

    Many people cry in front of the Vietnam Wall memorial. Others simply stand silently in awe. But many of these people aren’t visiting the memorial in Washington, D.C. Instead they’re honoring those who died in Vietnam by visiting The Vietnam Wall Experience, a three-quarter-scale replica.

    One man with tears in his eyes stands before the replica in White Chapel/Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Ala. He points his finger to a name sandblasted in the wall and tells his friends, “George, here, was from Montgomery

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