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Traveling Vietnam Wall arrives in KC

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – With Memorial Day approaching, a well known touring veterans memorial is coming to Kansas City.

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This yr, the wall will embody additions to honor veterans past those that served in the Vietnam War.

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Vietnam Wall arrived in Kansas City Wednesday.

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The memorial wall measures practically 400 ft lengthy. It is an 80 p.c scale duplicate of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

This yr they’ve added smaller panels honoring American sacrifices in different army conflicts together with the 2 world wars, 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Hundreds of motorcyclists with state and native legislation enforcement and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association escorted the wall from Gail’s Harley Davidson in Grandview to the National WWI Museum and Memorial late Wednesday afternoon.

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The wall and tribute panels might be on the Southeast Lawn of the Museum and Memorial from Thursday afternoon by Memorial Day. It is free to view and accessible day and evening. The one exception is on Sunday, May twenty ninth from 7-11 p.m. throughout a separate occasion, Celebration on the Station.

There might be a gap ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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