Veterans Find Solace in Moving Wall

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

For 25 years, every state in the country has paid its respects to Vietnam veterans with a massive moving memorial listing the names of all who have died in the war. Now, for Armed Forces Day weekend, the wall made it's way to Montrose.
58,000 names are carved in a huge metal display, each one was an American solider who died because of the Vietnam War.

The memorial is one of those times for citizens, whether soldier or civilian, to pay their respects to those who gave up everything for American freedom.
Veteran John Davis finds comfort is seeing so many people come to pay their respects.
He says he has met six soldiers over the past week who fought along side him.
One of the leaders to get the memorial to Montrose, Darcy Arnold, says when soldiers came back from battle, it was almost taboo to even admit to be involved in the war. Many hiding their stories from the warfront from family and friends.
Hundreds of citizens, from seniors to kids, read the names and touched the wall.
Giving their thanks to the men and women with their names engraved, and those soldiers who were fortunate to make it out alive.
The wall will still be displayed at Cerise Park in Montrose until tomorrow then it moves on to Ogden, Utah.

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