Coming to Richland: The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

Updated: Aug 25

The Richland Economic Development Association (REDA), a non-profit organization that works with the City of Richland, will be hosting in partnership with the City of Richland, The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. The exhibit will be available for viewing Saturday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 20, 2021 at the Richland Town Square. It is a free event.


Over three million visitors each year visit the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., but not everyone is able to travel there for various reasons. Therefore, this scaled down replica was created for the purpose of healing and to allow an opportunity to rekindle friendships. According to the www.travelingwall.us website, it also provides viewers the opportunity to visit loved ones in their home town who would otherwise not be able to make the trip to Washington D.C.

REDA and the city are currently working on the agenda, which will be made public in the near future. The agenda will include an official escort of the wall to the city, an Opening Ceremony, a Wreath Ceremony, and more.

Once the wall has been setup, it will be available for viewing by the public twenty-four hours a day until the wall leaves on September 20, 2021. The Richland Economic Development Association helps produce community activities, to assist Richland businesses with their needs and wants from the local government, and to encourage businesses to locate in the Richland area. It meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm at Richland Community Center.

To find out how to become a member of REDA, contact Terri Wood at 601-420-3401 or email at twood@richlandms.com.

For more information about The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, visit www.travelingwall.us/, email info@travelingwall.us or visit their Facebook page.





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