Vietnam Wall replica coming to Holmen

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Holmen, WI (WXOW) – A moving tribute to those who served in Vietnam will make a stop in the area next week. A collaborative effort between a social studies teacher and the local American Legion post brings the Moving Vietnam Wall Memorial to the Holmen High School.

At roughly half the size of the actual monument in Washington D.C., the moving wall is still just as powerful according to legion member Willie Stokes. The event’s opening ceremony on Wednesday, May 8 at 2 p.m. is likely to be even more powerful thanks to a fly-in by an actual Vietnam-flown Huey helicopter.

The moving wall memorial will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for four days following the ceremony at the Holmen High School. Legion member Dave Harrison said Reveille will be played each morning and Taps played each night. He and Stokes invite all to visit the tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Correction: This story was updated to change information that the opening ceremony is on Wednesday, not Tuesday. 

Dustin Luecke

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