Category: Veterans

February 26th, 2020 by newbernpostadmin
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica

Retired Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Bob Verell makes his way back from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall after playing taps Nov. 2, 2017, at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Tupelo, Mississippi. Verell, a Vietnam War veteran, served as an infantry platoon sergeant in Vietnam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross)

Volunteers needed for traffic and parking control

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica and Mobile Education Museum, a three-quarter size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be displayed at Lawson Creek Park in New Bern from March 24-29.

Called “The Wall That Heals,” the replica was unveiled in Washing on Veterans Day 1996 by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

It is designed to travel to communities throughout the nation. The exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of the Wall, and a mobile Education Center. Since its dedication, the Wall has been displayed at almost 600 communities throughout the nation.

If you can’t attend during the New Bern appearance, here is the 2020 touring schedule.

Volunteers are being sought to assist with traffic and parking control. Two types of positions are available:

  • Front Gate, requiring minimal standing and walking.
  • Parking/Traffic Control, requiring significant standing and walking.

All volunteers must attend a briefing at Lawson Creek Park at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25.

To volunteer, follow this link.

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