• Location: Behind the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau at Blue Ridge United Methodist Church Property
  • 235 Orvin Lance Drive
  • Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513
  • Phone: 706-632-5680

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20193Oct
20197Oct

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

Our community is so proud and honored to be a host to The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall ®  

"The Wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC, it stands six feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end.
This Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships and to allow people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their home town who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington." - travelingwall.us website information. 

Schedule:

The Wall will be open 24  hours a day with security - No weapons permitted on site

Thursday, October 3rd 

The wall will arrive with the Patriot Guard Riders and Combat Veterans, the group includes about 100 motorcycle riders.  It is expected to arrive about 11 a.m. and will be erected between Noon to 2 p.m.
 
3:00 P.M. Ceremony 
 
Welcome by Commisioner, Stan Helton
 
Mayor, Donna Whitener
 
Elaine Owen will introduce the committee.
 
Resources: Susan DeMoura / Mary Marage
 
6:00 p.m. Taps
 
Friday, October 4th 
 
9 a.m. -    Appalachian St. Andrew's  Pipes & Drums
 
10:00 -     Memorial Service
                Honor Guard / National Anthem
Speakers: Speaker of the House David Ralston
               George Nelson
     
All Morning - Visits by Local School Students
 
4:00 P.M.  - Closing Ceremony
 
6:00 p.m. - Taps
 
Saturday,  October 5th
 
10 a.m. -    Opening Ceremony
                  Bugler Bill Hall
                  Speaker, Bill Robinson / Rick White
                  Music
Visit Wall

Sunday, October 6
 
10:00 a.m. - United Methodist Church, Prayer and Choir
 
Visit Wall
 
6:00 p.m.  - Taps

Monday, October 7
 
10:00 - Closing Ceremony
 
Retire the Wall / Depart
 


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