Vietnam Exhibit Headed To Lafayette
A half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be in Lafayette during November.
Volunteers are being sought to help honor the more than 58,000 veterans who gave their lives in the war.
Tom Grote, an Army veteran of the war, said all of the names will be read aloud around the clock.
The replica is a traveling exhibit called “The Wall That Heals” and will be on display at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Nov. 17-21.
It was created by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the nonprofit created by Congress to build the national Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Grote said he expects the exhibit to stir emotions.
The wall includes the names of 884 Louisiana veterans.
“I think it will bring a lot of healing,” Grote said.
As part of the traveling exhibit, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund also seeks information and photographs of those on the wall to upload into its database.
Onsite, visitors will be able to upload photos and information about deceased Vietnam veterans.