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Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall - FINAL visit to the Northwest

Evidently the traveling Vietnam Wall will be making it's last visit to Portland coming up 9-12 November.

I don't post much, since I haven't been an 'active' rider for a few years now due to medical (getting better, but not fully recovered). Some of you 'more experienced' guys may remember me from times past.

I'm retired active duty Air Force, and just received an email from the President of the local (Portland) chapter of Air Force Sargeants Association about it, and wanted to pass it on to the Nor Wet folks. Attached is the ride release form, should you wish to participate in the Wall Escort Ride.

I couldn't get the images to load, but if you're interested in viewing, send me a PM with your email, and I'll be glad to forward the original email I got with them intact.

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From: "Friedrich, Crystal" <[email protected]>
Date: October 18, 2012 7:20:10 PM PDT
To: Undisclosed recipients:;
Subject: Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall- FINAL visit to the Northwest



Hello.
My name is Crystal Friedrich. I am a location manager with Dignity Memorial. I am also an event coordinator for the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall. We are proud to be hosting the Wall this year at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Northwest Portland over the Veteranís Day weekend.

You are cordially invited to join us in honoring all of our nationís heroes.

Please be advised that this is the FINAL trip this wall will make to the Northwest. After over 20 years of traveling, the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall will be retiring to the National Infantry Museum in Fort Benning, GA. Please do not miss this opportunity to experience this incredible piece of moving history.

The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall will be open to the public from 9 NOV 2012 at 9:00 a.m. through 12 NOV 2012 at 5:00 p.m., 24 hours a day. Ceremonies are scheduled as follows:
Opening Ceremony: 9 NOV 2012 ~ 10:00 a.m. (honored speaker: Major General Raymond Rees)
MIA/POW Candlelight Ceremony: 10 NOV 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m. (honored speaker: Dr. Anthony Melaragno, MD- Vietnam Veteran) Special guest: Gold Star Wife, Nancy Menagh.
Closing Ceremony: 12 NOV 2012 ~ 2:00 p.m. (honored speakers: Al Herrera, Silver Star recipient; Val Conley, Deputy Director of ODVA; Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici; and Cameron Smith, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Kitzhaber.) and a Coast Guard flyover
Special musical performances by:
234th Army Band (Bugle by Larry Crownover- Vietnam Veteran)

If you are interested in being a volunteer or a sponsor for this event, we appreciate, and need your support. Please visit www.dmvietnamwall.com/portland for more details.

You may also call me at: 503-317-8908

Please forward this communication to those who may benefit from it. I desire to reach as many veterans as possible so we can be certain they all have the opportunity to visit the Wall.

Thank you for your attention, and thank you for your service.


Crystal Mai Friedrich
Funeral Home Manager
Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home
11801 SE Mt Scott Blvd.
Portland, OR 97086
503-771-1117
fax:503-775-4321




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Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall
Skyline Memorial Gardens
November 9-12, 2012
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post #2 of 3 Old Nov 1st, 2012, 6:47 pm
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Re: Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall - FINAL visit to the Northwest

John,

Thanks for posting this. I'm about 280 miles away and would make the trip. Where will it be set up?

thanks,

bob

edit: John, I clicked the "link" in the forwarded email and got the info I needed. Thanks again, I've wanted to see this for a very long time.

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Re: Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall - FINAL visit to the Northwest

It is one thing to know that more than 50,000 men died and quite another to see all of the names. A very moving experience.

I've had the honor to jump into several opening ceremonies of the Moving Wall with the flag and it brings you to tears to see all of the names. Such a tragic loss to this nation.

If you haven't seen The Wall in Washington, the Moving Wall is a very close replica.

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