Hundreds to escort traveling Vietnam wall from Sand Springs to new home in Enid
BY JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer
Thursday, November 29, 2012
11/29/12 at 2:40 PM
SAND SPRINGS -- A traveling memorial to the thousands who died in the Vietnam War will make a special trip Friday to its soon-to-be permanent Oklahoma home.
Hundreds are expected to participate in an escort Friday from Sand Springs to Enid, where a permanent monument will be constructed to house the replica Vietnam Memorial Wall.
The last leg of the journey is scheduled to leave at 10 a.m. from the Sand Springs Hampton Inn, 7852 W. Parkway Blvd.
The Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park in Enid negotiated to acquire the wall from the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall when it was retired.
The wall is an 80 percent replica of the memorial in Washington, D.C., and displays the names of those who died during the Vietnam War. The wall is 370 feet long and about 8.5 feet tall at its highest point.
The group delivering the wall is scheduled to arrive Thursday in Sand Springs.
Local police, highway patrol and hundreds of motorcycles will escort the wall to Enid on Friday morning.