Traveling Vietnam Wall tribute coming to Buckeye

The city of Buckeye is honored to be hosting the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall over the Veterans Day holiday, Nov. 9 through 12 at Earl Edgar Recreational Facility.

Come experience this emotional and touching tribute up close and personal and honor all who paid the ultimate price serving our country during the Vietnam War.

The Wall will be open to visitors continuously from noon on Nov. 9 through 3 p.m. on Nov. 12. There are also a variety of special events and ceremonies scheduled while The Wall is in Buckeye:

  • Nov. 8
    • 2 p.m. – Help escort The Wall into the city, Palo Verde Education Center, 600 N. Verrado Way
    • 3:20 p.m. – Welcome The Wall along Monroe Ave. in historic downtown between 10th Street and Miller Road
  • Nov. 9
    • Noon – Opening ceremony
    • 6 p.m. – Keynote Speaker Buckeye Elementary School District Superintendent, Dr. Kristi Sandvik
  • Nov. 10
    • 6 p.m. – Keynote Speaker Brigadier General Brook J. Leonard, Commander, 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force base
  • Nov. 11
    • 10 a.m. – Veterans Day Parade (along Monroe Ave. to the Wall Exhibit)
    • 6 p.m. – Honoring the families of the six soldiers from the Buckeye Valley who died during Vietnam
  • Nov. 12
    • 2 p.m. – Closing ceremony
    • Remarks from Congressman Paul Gosar

 

The AVTT Wall is an 80 percent replica of the memorial in Washington, D.C. the largest replica traveling wall. It measures 8 feet high and 360 feet long, with over 58,000 names.

The Earl Edgar Recreational Facility is located at 500 S. Miller Road in Buckeye, AZ. The Wall will be open to visitors continuously from noon on Nov. 9 through 3 p.m. on Nov. 12.

Learn more about the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall and all the events planned in Buckeye at buckeyeaz.gov/travelingwall/

 

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