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Vietnam Veterans “Wall That Heals” Memorial
On August 10, 2018
McKeesport – State Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) visited “The Wall That Heals” Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica and Mobile Education Center in McKeesport’s Renziehausen Park.
Funded by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the Wall That Heals is a three-quarter sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.
The Wall was escorted to its place in Renziehausen Park on Aug. 7 by more than 200 motorcycle riders and police. The procession began at 5 p.m. at Olympia Shopping Center in McKeesport and moved to the park where wall setup began on Aug. 8.
The wall is displayed at Jimmy Long Field in Renziehausen Park from until Sunday, Aug. 12. The opening ceremony was at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 9. At the opening ceremony, a pinning presentation honored more than 40 Vietnam veterans.
Reading of the names took place at various times on Aug. 10 and Aug. 11.
The closing ceremony will be on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. Admission is free, and visitors are welcome around the clock.