VALLEY CENTER, Kan. (AP) The Wichita suburb of Valley Center is making last-minute preparations to host the granite replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
KAKE-TV reports the famous “Moving Wall” will be escorted by American Legion riders Thursday morning into Valley Center’s Lions Park. The memorial will be open 24 hours a day until it leaves Monday afternoon.
The half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., has been touring the country for more than 20 years. It bears all of the names
American Legion volunteers are providing 24-hour security. Westar has donated the huge lights that will keep the wall lit at all times.
The memorial honors the U.S. servicemen and women who served in the Vietnam War and bears the names of the more than 58,000 killed in the conflict.