Memphis To Host Vietnam Memorial Wall

When I was in high school, I had the opportunity to visit the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. I was born in 1974 so I don’t have any actual memories from the war but I learned about it in school. I think reading about it and hearing stories from those who were there helped me to understand a little about the sacrifices that our military makes but seeing the wall with all of the names of people who died really made it stick. Rubbing my fingers over the names of those people…oh my goodness. It was really emotional.

This week, the traveling Dignity Memorial┬«┬áVietnam Wall will be in the Memphis area. Although it is a smaller version of the one in Washington (3/4 of the size),it will still leave an impact on those who go to see it. This free memorial will be open to the public 24 hours a day from June 3-5 at Memphis Funeral Home on Germantown Parkway in Bartlett. My family will visit it so the kids will get an idea of the amount of people who died protecting our country in just ONE war. We tend to forget when we don’t have to face it every day…

To find out when it is coming to your area, visit their website.

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