Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
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The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall, a traveling, three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display for the first time ever in Manhattan when it opens to the public at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum from November 8 to 20, 2011. The Wall will be displayed on Intrepid?s Pier 86 and be open 24 hours a day. Admission is free of charge.
The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall stands eight feet tall and stretches 240 feet long. It is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died in combat or are currently listed as missing in Vietnam. Since its inception in 1990, the traveling monument has been displayed in more than 200 cities across the country, allowing millions of visitors to experience the healing power of the memorial.
The Wall has become a place of healing and remembrance for all Americans - representing in equal measures the loss associated with the Vietnam War era, as well as the heroism, courage, and bravery of the soldiers who fought. It brings healing to Veterans, awareness to younger generations and contemplation to all who gaze into its reflective surface.
The Museum will also offer special events and programming centered on the Wall, veterans and the history of the Vietnam War era, including a special Veterans Day Ceremony. Check www.intrepidmuseum.org for up to the minute details.
The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is sponsored by these local funeral providers: Riverside Memorial Chapel, Frank E. Campbell The Funeral Chapel, Andrett Funeral Home, Chas. Peter Nagel Funeral Directors, Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home and Gramercy Park Memorial Chapel.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.
Additional Info: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world's fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery. The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.