The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall concluded its final day at Parkersburg City Park around noon on Sunday. Despite the rain, people gathered to admire the wall before its departure. Tammy Ferguson, one of the organizers, expressed her satisfaction with the turnout for the event, describing it as “phenomenal.” The exact number of participants is unclear, as many veterans choose to visit the wall during off-peak times to pay their respects with their families. These veterans have requested anonymity, and their wishes will be respected.
After the event in Parkersburg, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be transported to its home state of Texas over the next three weeks. It will then continue its annual tour. During this year’s event in City Park, elementary school students were given a challenge related to the Vietnam Travel Memorial Wall. Some of them were tasked with finding one of the eight women whose names are inscribed on the wall. They were also instructed to search for family members or acquaintances whose names are inscribed on the wall. This challenge was seen as a blessing for those who were unable to visit the walls in Washington, D.C.
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