I saw a repilica of the Vietnam War Memorial in my hometown!

I saw a repilica of the Vietnam War Memorial in my hometown!

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My daughter and I went to a replicia of the Vietnam War Memorial last year in our hometown and were very touched by it and honored to have been able to see it.

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I saw a repilica of the Vietnam War Memorial in my hometown!

  • Greenlawn Memorial Park and Gardens, Columbia, SC

My daughter and I had the opportunity to see the traveling repilica of the Vietnam War Memorial at a local cemetary here in our hometown of Columbia, SC last January.  It was a very moving experience for me as I was born on November 11, 1957.  I have always been proud to be a Veteran's Day birthday baby!

I was able to locate my POW's name and also was able to etch out a copy of his name from the wall.  I also located a friend of mine's POW as well and was able to etch out a copy of his name.

My father served in WWII in the Pacific Theatre both in Australia and in the Phillipines.  After the war he married my mother and retired a Lt. Col from the U.S. Army.  He died suddenly back in 1974 but if he were here today I know he would love to have seen the replicia of the Vietnam War Memorial was well.

I hope one day to go to Washington, DC and see the real Vietnam War Memorial and once again etch a copy of my POW from the wall.

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