Traveling Vietnam Wall tribute coming to Buckeye

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BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall is coming to Arizona. The city of Buckeye honors veterans who served in the Vietnam War 

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The wall will be displayed on the weekend of Veterans Day at the Earl Edgar Recreational Facility. Visitors are welcome to experience a tribute of the wall that features an 80 percent replica of the memorial in Washington, D.C. with over 58,000 names engraved.

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The tribute begins Nov. 9 and ends Nov. 12, from noon to 3p.m. See below for more information: 

Nov. 8:

  • 2 p.m. – Help escort The Wall into the city, Palo Verde Education Center, 600 N. Verrado Way
  • 3:20 p.m. – Welcome The Wall along Monroe Ave. in historic downtown between 10th Street and Miller Road

Nov. 9:

  • Noon – Opening ceremony
  • 6 p.m. – Keynote Speaker Buckeye Elementary School District Superintendent, Dr. Kristi Sandvik

Nov. 10:

  • 6 p.m. – Keynote Speaker Brigadier General Brook J. Leonard, Commander, 56th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force base

Nov. 11:

  • 10 a.m. – Veterans Day Parade (along Monroe Ave. to the Wall Exhibit)
  • 6 p.m. – Honoring the families of the six soldiers from the Buckeye Valley who died during Vietnam

Nov. 12: 

  • 2 p.m. – Closing ceremony
  • Remarks from Congressman Paul Gosar

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