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Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall Coming; Meeting July 10

July 6th, 2018

Representatives of local veterans service organizations have joined forces to bring The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., to Potter County this year. Plans call for the exhibit to be set up at Coudersport Area Recreation Park (CARP) from Thursday evening, Sept. 13, through mid-day Monday, Sept. 17. A project of this undertaking requires a considerable amount of planning and volunteer service. Those who would like to help are encouraged to attend the next meeting of the planning committee, to be held at 6:30 pm Tuesday, July 10, at American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport. Potter County Veterans Affairs Director Bill Simpson and Post 192 Adjutant Ted Parsell are heading the planning committee, with support from other area veterans service posts across Potter County. The Moving Wall lists the names of the more than 58,000 Americans who were killed in the war. It will be on display 24/7 with guides available to help locate names and other educational exhibits on the grounds. Financial support is coming from the Potter County Commissioners and the Pennsylvania Veterans Trust Fund. Additional support will come through the commissioners’ affiliation with the┬áCommemoration of the Vietnam War initiative, a project of the U.S. Congress and the Defense Department.

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