Replica Of Vietnam War Memorial Coming To Bucks County

BUCKS COUNTY, PA (CBS) — The Wall in Bucks County is bringing a traveling exhibition to the Delaware Valley next month that will celebrate the lives of the thousands of soldiers lost in the Vietnam War.

“The Wall itself was designed to be impactful,” said Ed Preston, President of the Penndel-Hulmeville Memorial Parade.

The Parade is organizing a three day event that will showcase the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, which is a three-fifths scale black granite replica of the memorial wall in D.C.

“It’s just over 300 feet long, six feet tall, with 58,307 names inscribed on it,” Preston explained.

buckscountywall Replica Of Vietnam War Memorial Coming To Bucks County

(credit: Penndel-Hulmeville Memorial Parade, Inc.)

Preston says one of the goals is to help the thousands who served in Vietnam heal.

“They were treated so unfairly,” he said.

The other goal, is to remember the 136 soldiers from Bucks County lost to the war.

“We produced a book dedicated to those men,” Preston said.

The book features photos and details of those lost, and will be distributed at the traveling wall exhibit, which takes place July 14th to 16th at the Penndel Memorial Ball Field.

More from Cherri Gregg

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Philly

Getaway Guide: Best Of The Jersey Cape Clams
Fourth Of July Fashion Guide

Watch & Listen LIVE