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Traveling Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Comes to Seattle
Date:7/13/2009

SEATTLE, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dignity Memorial(R) Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be open for public viewing August 14-16, 2009 at Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way NE in Seattle.

Free and open to the public 24 hours a day from Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16, the replica is eight feet high and 240 feet long. Its black, reflective surface is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 servicemen and women who died or are missing in Vietnam. Paper and pencils will be provided so visitors can make rubbings of names etched on the wall.

The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is dedicated to all Americans who served in Vietnam and honors all veterans of the U.S. military. The three-day exhibition is sponsored by Vietnam Veterans Association Posts 102 and 423 and local Dignity Memorial funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

"The monument was created as a service to those who might never travel to the nation's capital to experience the Vietnam Veterans Memorial firsthand," said Donna Wagner, director of Dignity Memorial providers in Seattle. "Our replica offers visitors a chance for healing and reflections, and we are very pleased to be able to share it with the community," she said.

Activities and ceremonies planned in conjunction with the exhibition include the following:

  • Motorcycle Escort--More than 1,000 Patriot Guard riders will escort the replica to Acacia Memorial Park on Sunday, August 9.
  • Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, August 14. A military history display including military vehicles, uniforms and weapons covering the last 60 years of United States military history (Korean War through present day); along with an arts and crafts tent for families to create letters and cards which will be sent to military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Memorial Ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 15 (Keynote Speaker: Major Joe Crecca, Vietnam Veteran and survivor of Hanoi Hilton prison system.)
  • Closing Ceremony at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 16 (Keynote Speaker: Margarita Suarez, Vietnam Army Nurse, Executive Director Widowed Information and Consultation Services)

The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall was created by the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in 1990. To date, the replica has traveled to more than 200 cities across the country and has been visited by millions of Americans.

"Dignity Memorial providers consider it an honor to serve those who served our country," Wagner said. "The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is just one of many efforts of the Dignity Memorial network to honor and support our nation's veterans and active military personnel." Other initiatives and programs include the Veterans Planning Guide, the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, educational veterans' seminars and special pricing and benefits for members of three veterans service organizations.

The Dignity Memorial network of more than 1,600 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America's most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence. For more information, visit www.DignityMemorial.com.

    Contact:
    Karen Covington
    713-927-1724


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