Several Vietnam veterans chapters in the Volunteer State are sponsoring a traveling tribute.
Chapter from Kingsport, Elizabethton, Morristown and Chattanooga have come together for the Tennessee Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall.
On Friday and Saturday, the wall that honors the 1,296 Tennesseans that served and died in Vietnam will be displayed at the Walmart on West Market Street in Johnson City.
The names include 33 fallen Vietnam soldiers from Johnson City, nine from Jonesborough, two from Afton, 23 from Kingsport, nine from Bristol and one from Chucky.
Chattanooga chapter 203 president Charlie Hobbs said the most gratifying moments come from friends and family finding the name of a loved one on the mobile memorial.
“That’s what it’s all about. It’s a healing wall just like the big one in Washington, D.C. It’s made just like the one in Washington, D.C., you can actually get an etching off of this wall,” Hobbs said.
The event is free to the public and will be on display at the West Market Street Walmart from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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