If you happen to be driving in the vicinity of Benning Boulevard this afternoon around 2:30 p.m. don't be alarmed if you see a convoy of trucks carrying what looks like the Vietnam Veterans Memorial rolling toward the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park.
Beginning Thursday, a three-quarter scale replica of the Wall will be on display at the Infantry Museum.
For those who haven’t see the real thing in Washington D.C.— or even those who have — visiting the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is the next best thing, according to those who have been to both.
The traveling Vietnam Wall stands 240 feet long and eight feet high and is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died or are missing in Vietnam. It has been displayed in more than 200 cities across the country and will remain at the Infantry Museum through June 13.
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It will be open to visitors 24 hours a day. Volunteers will be on hand from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day to assist with locating names on the wall.
For more on this story and to read about what special events are planned for Thursday's wall dedication, please read tomorrow's Ledger-Enquirer.