Vietnam Traveling Wall returns to Eden to pay tribute to veterans | Rockingham now
The DAV Chapter No. 63 will prepare 80 liters of stew on the spot. It will be available for $ 3.75 per pint and $ 7 per pint.
Five hand-knitted dressing gowns made by longtime supporter Norma Kelly will be raffled off with proceeds going to American Legion Post 254. Four have military branch symbols and one has “Vet”.
Barbecue, hot dogs, turkey thighs, sweet potato pies, funnel cakes and fried Oreos, freshly squeezed lemonade will also be available.
Trucks carrying the wall will be escorted to Freedom Park from Lowe’s on NC 14, starting at 3 p.m. Friday. Residents and groups are welcome to drive in the parade, but are asked to be in the parking lot by 1:30 p.m. when the alignment process begins.
Once at the park, volunteers from military organizations and other groups will set up the 360-foot wall exhibit, which opens Thursday at noon.
A special opening ceremony will begin Friday at 11 a.m., with music and speakers. Once the exhibition opens, it will remain open to the public 24 hours a day until it closes at 3 p.m. on October 17. At that time, a special visit will be organized for Vietnam veterans.
Volunteer military personnel will provide 24-hour protection service and the Eden Police Department will have stepped up their patrols in the area, Adams said.