Travel Vietnam Wall to KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – With Memorial Day approaching, a memorial to famous traveling veterans is coming to Kansas City.

This year, the wall will include additions to honor veterans in addition to those who served in the Vietnam War.

America’s Veterans Affairs (AVTT) Vietnam Wall arrived in Kansas City Wednesday.

The memorial wall is nearly 400 feet long. This is an 80% scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC

This year, they added smaller plaques honoring American sacrifices in other military conflicts including the two world wars, 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Hundreds of motorcyclists with state and local law enforcement and the Veterans Motorcycle Association escorted the wall from Gail’s Harley Davidson in Grandview to the World Memorial and Museum War I National on Wednesday afternoon.

The wall and plaques will be placed on the Southeast Lawn of the Museum and Memorial from Thursday afternoon through the end of Memorial Day. It is free to view and accessible day and night. One exception is on Sunday, May 29 from 7-11pm during a private event, Celebration at the Terminal.

There will be an opening ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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