Excitement about Vietnam Moving Wall coming to OC
For the very first time, the famed Vietnam Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Washington shrine, will be on display at Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative on Highway 123 between Seneca and Westminster, tells Jerry Dyar, spokesman for the Oconee County Veterans Council. “The Oconee County Veterans Council with some 1,100 veteran members has been commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and 2017 marks the final year and we feel like we have made a remarkable last impression with “The Wall” being on display here in Oconee County during this most special week. The United States lost over 55,000 heroes in Vietnam, 21 from Oconee County, and the presence of the Vietnam Wall has served as a steadfast memory and a sense of healing among so many of our Vietnam veterans over the years. With the Vietnam Wall on display for five days, it is the hope of all Oconee County Veterans, Oconee County Government and citizens, in addition to corporate sponsors, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, Davenport Funeral Home and Sandifer Funeral, that those who have never been privileged to view this historic monument will take advantage of a tremendous opportunity this coming Veteran’s Day week.” The Vietnam Moving Wall will be on display in Oconee County during Veterans Day week from Nov. 9-13 on the grounds of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative.