Thursday, July 11, 2013

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall May Stop Traveling

Traveling veteran wall may stay permanently
ABC News
July 10, 2013
Posted: July 10, 2013

The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall that attracted over 80,000 people to Punta Gorda in 2009 may be coming back for good as soon as next year.

During an emotion city council meeting Wednesday, a group of vets urged leaders to support bringing the monument to Laishley Park – council members supported the idea.

"Why did we survive and others didn't? It's a question you just can't answer," said Chuck Weinberg, a Vietnam veteran.

Weinberg says seeing the name of his comrades serves a stiff reminder that his memory should never go unforgotten.

There's a problem when it comes to getting the monument to Southwest Florida though, and like many blocks in the road, it has to do with money.
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