The purpose of The Vietnam Travelling Memorial Wall Easton Maryland, is “To honor our servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War,” by bringing a 3/5ths size (approximately 300 feet long) replica of the original monument in Washington, D.C., to VFW Post 5118 in Easton. This is so that the family and friends of those memorialized on the Wall, along with everyone on the Eastern Shore, can experience the overwhelming impact of this memorial.
The Wall is scheduled to be in Easton Thursday, May 31, 2018, through Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The wall will be open 24/7 for the benefit of everyone at all times. This event is a solemn presentation of the Vietnam Wall Memorial, and as such will have an air of reverence, honor, and respect.
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall 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 the visiting of loved ones locally who may not be able to make the trip to Washington, D.C.
Over 9,000,000 military personnel served on active duty during the Vietnam Era and 2,709,918 actually served in Vietnam. Of those 2,709,918 Americans who served in Vietnam, less than 850,000 are estimated to be alive today.
There are 58,315 names on the Wall. Of the names on the wall, 208 of the honored military members who made the ultimate sacrifice listed their hometown as being on the Delmarva Peninsula. Capt. James Harold Johnson of Milford, DE. was among the first (3-Oct-1963) and Maryland’s own LCpl. Gregory Scott Copenhaver was among the very last (15-May-1975).
Throughout the seven days that the Wall will be in Easton, all the names on the wall will be read aloud. Volunteers from throughout the Eastern Shore will be reading the names. Please visit our Facebook page to volunteer.