Letter: Public invited to view Vietnam Wall replica in New Milford
Published 9:57 pm, Wednesday, October 12, 2016
To the Editor:
On behalf of The Wall That Heals, the New Milford Committee, we cordially invite the Vietnam War era veterans, their families and as well as all veterans, and the public to The Wall That Heals on Young’s Field in New Milford Oct. 27-30.
Join us in welcoming the arrival of The Wall on Oct. 26, escorted by the CT Patriots Guard and Iron Law around 11:00 a.m. at Young’s Field.
There are several events scheduled throughout the community while The Wall is in New Milford.
They include Sue Reich’s quilt display at the railroad station, Mark Alberston’s presentation of “Horseback to Helicopters,” Eileen Hurst’s veterans’ history project exhibits, Sing Out! Connecticut’s musical tribute “Celebrate America,” and Quilts of Valor will host presentations during Friday and Saturday’s ceremonies.
The Wall provides the community with a multi-day educational experience for local schools, organizations, and visitors on the history of the Vietnam era and The Wall.
The exhibit includes a mobile education center comprised of: photos of service members whose names are found on The Wall, letters and memorabilia left at The Wall in D.C., a map of Vietnam, and a chronological overview of the conflict in Vietnam.
The exhibits are designed to put American experiences in Vietnam in a historical and cultural context.
We hope you will visit our website - www.thewallnewmilford.org - for further details and to join us as a volunteer.
Jennie May Rehnberg