The 3/5's scale replica of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will arrive in Tallahassee Thursday evening November 6th, Hosted by the Vietnam Vets of America, Big Bend Chapter 96.
WALL ESCORT: ALL MOTORCYCLE RIDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE:
Motorcycles will stage at the Golden Corral Parking Lot on Monroe near Lake Ella at 7:30am
Kickstand Up (KSU) at 9:00am
Vietnam/Legacy Vets will lead the escort followed by Patriot Guard Riders (Fly your Flags), followed by as you arrive. This procession will be large. It is suggested that you arrive early to facilitate staging.
Route will be police Escorted around the Capital and back to Lake Ella where all security duties will be handed off to the Veterans.
Remember, this is an Honor.
11-7 there will be an Opening Ceremony and Fly-over at 7:00pm. To maintain the dignity of and attitude of respect for this event it will not be a political circus. It will be a short opening ceremony followed immediately by the beginning of the reading of the names of the fallen. The names of all 58,274 fallen will be read. Documents and Counselors will be available from 7:00 am to 7:00pm while the wall is present.
11-10 Open House at the Tallahassee Vet Center, 548 Bradford Road, 950-942-8810
Free food and drinks, info regarding the Dept of Veterans Affairs, Vet Center Program and other VA benefits. This coincides with the USMC's birthday.
11-11 VETERANS DAY: Free to all. Sit down breakfast hosted by American Legion Post 13, 229 Lake Ella Drive 850-222-3383. Parade starts at 11:00 with Post 13's float and escort participating.
Closing Ceremony at 5:00pm at Lake Ella.
HELP that is NEEDED and WELCOMED:
SET UP AND TAKE DOWN: HELP IS NEEDED PUTTING THE WALL UP AND TAKING IT DOWN. Contact Joe Griener at 850-877-3656 to volunteer
READERS: People who are able to read clearly, to take turns/shifts reading the names on the wall. Contact Becky Ekard at 878-7596 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to volunteer.
must be 14 or older.
LOCATOR'S: This involves helping people who are searching for names on the wall. They are listed by date fallen and not alphabetically. You will be instructed on how to do this. The readings will be from 8:00 am to 9:00pm except Tuesday when they will stop at 6:00pm. Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday are especially in need.
SECURITY: Their will be 24-7 security on this wall.
Contact Chuck Royce 545-9367 or Dan Radford @ 926-6235
SPECIAL REQUEST for the computer savvy (in other words you may have to get creative):
An accurate list of the fallen from:
El Salvador, Iranian Hostage Rescue attempt, Persian Gulf 1991, Panama, Grenada and Libya
All other inquires should go to 850-224-8838 or Vietnam Veterans of America website at
We will update as info becomes available.
Please do not volunteer unless you can keep your commitment.
(The information above is subject to change as conditions warrant. Please keep abreast of updates)Add to Technorati Favorites