Oregon Memorial Traveling Wall Project

November 23, 2018

 

The Oregon Coast Military Museum is extremely pleased to announce that the Oregon Memorial Traveling Wall project is coming to the Museum in conjunction with Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th. Sponsored by Three Rivers Casino Resort, the Wall is a project of the Umpqua Valley Chapter 805 of the Vietnam Veterans of America. The Wall contains six panels that are engraved with the names of our fallen Oregonian Heroes. Shaped in the likeness of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., 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 lost in Panama, the bombing of Beirut, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. This is a living Memorial that will annually be updated with the names of our fallen in any future conflict.

 

The Wall will be available for viewing during normal hours, noon to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7, 8 and 9, at the Museum located on Kingwood Street in Florence. Admission on all three days will free of charge to all who attend. 

 

“We’re very excited to combine a display representing the Vietnam War, with a holiday commemorating our nation’s launch into WWII – it emphasizes our goal to represent all eras of military heritage and all disciplines of military service” stated Chief of Staff Geoff Cannon.

 

The Oregon Coast Military Museum is located at 2145 Kingwood Street in Florence, and open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, from noon until 4:00 p.m.  You can learn more by visiting the website: www.oregoncoastmilitarymuseum.com.

 

Cal Applebee   541-999-4175 or cal97439@gmail.com

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