Crawford County Honors The Fallen, Welcomes Vietnam Moving Wall To Sports Complex
An emotional and powerful tribute has made its way to Northern Michigan.
The Vietnam Moving Wall is now standing tall in Crawford County.
The replica wall is complete with almost 58,000 names of the soldiers who died fighting in the Vietnam War.
It’s now in Grayling.
The wall looks just like the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington D.C.
Hundreds traveled to the Crawford County Sports Complex on Wednesday to take part in the opening ceremony on Thursday, July 20.
The families of six men from Grayling who died in the war were there as well.
Veterans say it’s a powerful tribute to see.
"I really can’t approach that wall completely,” says Edward Nolph, president of the Roscommon Vietnam Veterans. “I mean, I’m emotional right now but when I get next to it, some of the panels bring back too many memories. All of our brothers are on that wall. Several that we knew, several that we left and a lot that hasn’t come back yet."
The wall is open to the public until this Sunday and you can visit it anytime, 24-7.
The Crawford County VFW Hall and American Legion Post helped bring the wall to the area.