Kentucky Traveling Vietnam Wall Joins Veterans Spotlight at Friday After 5
New memorial to Kentucky’s fallen and POW/MIA in Vietnam War on public display in Owensboro’s McConnell Plaza before and after Friday After 5.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (July 5, 2018) Kentucky’s replica of the Vietnam Wall makes its first trip to Owensboro as part of Friday After 5’s Veterans Spotlight celebration.
The Traveling Kentucky Vietnam Wall displays the names of 1,105 Kentuckians killed in the Vietnam War, taken prisoner, or still missing on the Wall. It is 9 feet tall and 18 feet long. The Traveling Kentucky Vietnam Wall is mobile and traveling across the Commonwealth.
Who: Open to Public – Traveling Kentucky Vietnam Wall, Inc. and AARP Kentucky
What: Public display of mobile replica of Kentucky Vietnam Wall
Where: McConnell Plaza – Veterans Boulevard (Owensboro’s Riverfront)
When: Exhibit opens Friday, July 6 at Noon CST through Saturday, July 7 CST.
“Our intent is to take it to the communities and the public who may not have the opportunity to visit the Wall in Washington, D.C., or one of the large Traveling Walls,” said Jack Mattingly, State Council President of the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans of America. “This Wall is dedicated to all Kentuckians and will provide all Kentuckians an opportunity to remember and pay homage to those who gave their all.”
“It’s a privilege to recognize all who served the nation and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Bringing this beautiful memorial is one small way AARP Kentucky can honor their lives and memory,” said Charlotte Whittaker, AARP Kentucky State President.