Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica escorted to Enid
BY Staff Reports
Friday, November 30, 2012
SAND SPRINGS - A traveling memorial to those who died in the Vietnam War left Sand Springs on Friday on it's way to its soon-to-be-permanent Oklahoma home.
Local police officers, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and hundreds of motorcycles escorted the wall to Enid on Friday morning.
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 replica is 80 percent of the size 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.
Veterans and other motorcycle riders wait to follow Friday as a trailer carrying one of the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorials prepares to leave Sand Springs on the final leg of its trip to its permanent home in Enid. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World