Traveling Vietnam War memorial wall stops in Owego
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OWEGO, N.Y. -- A traveling piece of history makes a stop in the Southern Tier.
The Wall that Heals is a mobile Vietnam War memorial and will be on display this weekend at Owego Free Academy. The exhibit consists of a 250 foot replica wall, as well as a museum and information center.
An opening ceremony will be held Thursday morning and the wall will be open to the public until Sunday at 4 p.m. when a closing ceremony will take place.
Local veterans involved with the memorial say it's an important tool to keep the history of the Vietnam War alive.
"It's just like the other memorials with World War I, World War II and Korean War, people tend to forget. We have a motto at the VVA and the VFW and the American Legion: One generation will not forget another generation," Vietnam veteran Angelo Patitucci said.
The wall tours the country year around. After it leaves Owego, it will make its next stop in Newton, Iowa.