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Vietnam Traveling Wall in Moore Township, PA Honoring The Veterans

 

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.

 

                                       Vietnam Traveling Wall Displayed in Moore Township, PA

 

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.

 

                                             Honoring the Vietnam Veterans in Moore Township. PA

 

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 Honor Of Our Military Service People

 

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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Comment balloon 11 commentsBrigita McKelvie, Associate Broker • August 14 2015 08:50AM

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Thank you, Sandy & Norm!

You are right.  I was moved by visiting the Memorial, so Vietnam was on my mind.  Making the correction.

Brigita 

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 2 years ago

Having seen both the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in person in Washington D.C. and also when the traveling wall was in Temecula Valley California in 2003, I recommend everyone see either one. The names on the wall hits home those are real people who sacrificed their lives and died in that war.  

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) about 2 years ago

Good evening Brigita. I never heard of this traveling wall before but was moved by it here so I can only imagine seeing it in person.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 2 years ago

Great idea on the part of the Boy Scouts to do this - we should never forget!

Posted by Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management (Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate) about 2 years ago

Pamela,

Although I did not know anyone that died in the Vietnam War, seeing all those names, the memorabilia and speaking to the actual Veterans really did hit home.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 2 years ago

Sheila,

When it comes to your area, I strongly suggest taking the time to see it.  The reality of it will really hit you.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 2 years ago

Olga,

The Boy Scouts raised the funds for the traveling wall to come to this area.  That was a wonderful thing they did.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 2 years ago

Good morning Brigita. We have come a long way when it comes to honoring our veterans, but we have a long way to go. It is a disgrace how the Veterans Administration and their facilities are being run.

Great job with your posts.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 2 years ago

Joe,

We really need to treat our Veterans with more respect and honor.  They made the largest sacrifice in serving their country.  The fact that they care so much about our country that they would do it again shows their love for this country.  The least we can do is treat them better.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 2 years ago

Good Monday morning Brigita McKelvie -

Debbie and I went to the Traveling Wall when it was in Albuquerque a few years ago.  It was emotional for both of us.

Posted by John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty (Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com) about 2 years ago

John,

Yes, it is very emotional seeing not only the names, but also the people that are there to say goodbye to their loved ones.  I feel for them.  

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) about 2 years ago

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