Vietnam Veterans and their families have the opportunity to experience the healing of the Vietnam War Memorial wall without having to travel to Washington, D.C.
Franklinton, Louisiana, in Washington Parish, will be among the first to host the new, larger exhibit, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial. The exhibits tell the story of the Vietnam War, the Memorial, and the era surrounding the conflict, putting American experiences in Vietnam in historical and cultural context.
The Exhibition will be displayed at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds, 100 Main St., Franklinton, LA 70438, and open to the public at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 14 through 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 18. The display will be open 24 hours each day and admission is free. A short, 30-minute Opening Ceremony will be held on Thursday the 15th at 9:00 am.
The average visitor spends approximately 40 minutes touring The Wall and Education Center. To aid in finding specific names, a mobile app is available for download in the iPhone app store and Google Play (visit website for direct links).
Admission is free, but donations are welcome. A November 12th Donor Appreciation Banquet will be held for those who donate $500 or more before November 1, 2018.
Visit www.TheWallFranklinton.com for a full schedule of events, information on scheduling school field trips offered November 15 -16, and volunteering on-site November 13-18.
Volunteers are needed, especially veterans' organizations, to join the police escort of the wall from Pearl River to Franklinton, help host ceremonies, and educate schools and students about the exhibit.