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Veit Nam Memorial Moving Wall is open in Cherokee

The Viet Nam Memorial Traveling Wall is now open in Cherokee. American Legion Post 143 and several other veterans groups are coordinating activities with retired Army First Sargent Warren Dupree being on site as the primary overseer of the project.  Also on display are several Viet Nam era helicopters. All veterans from that are are especially invited go attend the event and find on the wall the  names of comrades buddies whose names have been memorialized in this fashion.  There will be a special event on Friday at 10:00 to recognize all veterans and pay special tribute to those responsible gotting the wall on display, and remember what the wall stands for. Friday will be Veterans Day at the Cherokee Indian 200th anniversary Fall Festival. Some have said this is the first time the Wall has been on display on a Reservation. Monday morning will be school day with the students from the Cherokee Central School having the opportunity to visit the wall and meet with some Viet Nam Veterans. The names of several individuals from the immediate area (Cherokee, Bryson City, Sylva, Waynesville, and Franklin are on the wall)