Wall honors Oregon’s veterans

Oregon Coast Military Museum plays host to the Oregon Memorial Traveling Wall this weekend. It is free to attend from noon to 4 p.m.

Oregon Memorial Traveling Wall comes to Florence

Dec. 8, 2018 — Veterans from the Umpqua Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America arrived in Florence Friday morning with a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall from Washington, D.C.

The vets unloaded and assembled the replica at Oregon Coast Military Museum.

While the design of the wall is derived from the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, the names inscribed there are of fallen servicepersons from Oregon.

The center panels in black contain the names of those lost in Vietnam and on the USS Pueblo. There are panels off both sides in sandstone color with the names of those Oregonians lost in Panama, the bombing of Beirut, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

The Oregon Memorial Traveling Wall will be displayed at the Oregon Coast Military Museum this weekend during normal hours of operation. There is no charge for visiting the museum during this exhibit. The visit in Florence is sponsored by Three Rivers Casino Resort.

The Oregon Memorial Traveling Wall will be displayed at the Oregon Coast Military Museum from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, at 2145 Kingwood St. in Florence.

For more information, visit www.oregoncoastmilitarymuseum.com.


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