Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall replica in Crivitz

Posted at 5:23 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 19:40:57-04

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. can be expensive to get to for those who live in the middle of the country. The Veteran's Foundation is trying to bring that experience to as many people as possible.

The "Wall That Heals" is a three-quarter sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in D.C. The Veterans Memorial Fund drives the wall around the country to allow people to pay their respects to those who didn't come home.

This week, the wall is in Crivitz. A group of dozens of bikers and several law enforcement vehicles escorted the wall from the Michigan border and through Marinette County.

The wall contains the 58,000 names of service men and women who died in the Vietnam War. Veterans say finding the names of their battle buddies who died helps them remember and honor their friends.

"Remarkable how this wall can bring back a lot of feelings and from people that you don't expect, that normally are hardcore, don't cry, but yet you'll see a tear drawn here,” says Glenn Manske, a Vietnam veteran.

Manske says he recommends seeing the wall at night. He's says the lighting takes the wall's beauty to another level.

The wall is free for visitors and open 24-hours a day at the Crivitz Community Veterans Park.