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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
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