Vietnam Traveling Wall in Moore Township, Pennsylvania Honoring the Veterans
We are all familiar with the movie and television series reruns of M*A*S*H. It tried to show what the Korean War was all about.
This morning I had an appointment in Moore Township, Pennsylvania. I heard on the news broadcast a few days before that the Vietnam Traveling Wall was being displayed at the township Recreation Park. I was close by, so I decided to stop in to see it. It was a lot more than I expected.
First of all, to give you a better idea of what it is, the Traveling Vietnam Wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. It stands 6 feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end. This traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships, allowing people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their home town who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington. This event is sponsored by the Moore Township Boy Scouts Troop 33 and Cub Scouts Pack 50.
I was a child when the war was being fought and a teen ager when it ended. Yes, I lived during that time, but didn't really experience the effect of it at that young an age. Walking along the wall, seeing the various items left by the names including a letter to a mother from one of the soldiers, really hit me. Ater reading that letter, my eyes welled up with tears.
I continued walking around the grounds, and wandered into an area that memorabilia from the war were displayed. Tents were set up, guns, ammunition, a M*A*S*H tent with medical items, army trucks form the Vietnam War, and so much more. It was like I was living in that time.
I actually can feel for these people who lost loved ones. My parents and grandparents came over to this country during WWII, leaving many loved ones behind. One of my grandmother's sons, (my uncle) fought in the war and was MIA. I heard so many stories about him from her. My grandmother went to her grave without knowing what happened to him. (I am sure she is now united with him.)
In the one area, three Vietnam Veterans were standing chatting with each other. I walked up to them, we chatted a little and before I left, I shook their hands and said "Thank you" for their great service, that it was greatly appreciated. One of them answered me by saying that he would do it again.
I strongly suggest visiting this memorial if you are able to.
To all military personnel, I salute you and honor you for your bravery for fighting for our country, and your sacrifices. May God bless you all and our country.
I am proud to be an American!
Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR® (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania. She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.
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