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Traveling Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Comes to PortlandSalem-News.com
Community Invited to Pay Respects to America’s War Veterans
(PORTLAND, OR) - The Dignity Memorial® Vietnam Wall, a three-quarter-scale traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be open for public viewing November 9 – 12 at Skyline Memorial Gardens, 4101 Northwest Skyline Boulevard in Portland, Ore. For more information, please visit www.DMVietnamWall.com/Portland or call 503-292-6611.
Free and open to the public 24 hours a day from Friday, November 9 through Monday, November 12 the replica is eight feet high and 240 feet long. Its black, reflective surface is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 servicemen and women who died or are missing in Vietnam. Paper and pencils will be provided so visitors can make rubbings of names etched on the wall.
“The monument was created as a service to those who might never travel to the nation’s capital to experience the Vietnam Veterans Memorial firsthand,” said JC Aubry, area director for Dignity Memorial providers in Portland. “Our replica offers visitors a chance for healing and reflections, and we are very pleased to be able to share it with the community.”
Activities and ceremonies planned in conjunction with the exhibition include the following:
All remaining proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army for use with veterans programs.
For more information on the activities and ceremonies planned in conjunction with the exhibition, please visit www.DMVietnamWall.com/Portland
Dedicated to all Americans who served in Vietnam and honoring all veterans of the U.S. military, the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall was created by the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in 1990. To date, the replica has traveled to more than 200 cities across the country and has been visited by millions of Americans.
“Dignity Memorial providers consider it an honor to serve those who served our country,” Aubry said. “The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is just one of many efforts of the Dignity Memorial network to honor and support our nation’s veterans and active military personnel.” Other initiatives and programs include the Veterans Planning Guide, the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, educational veterans seminars and special pricing and benefits for members of three veterans service organizations.
The Dignity Memorial network of more than 1,800 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence. For more information, visit www.DignityMemorial.com.
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