20130717 - Vietnam Memorial (KG) - nwherald

Traveling Vietnam Wall

Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Veterans (from left) Andy Diedrich, Steve Zumbek, Tony Handzet, all of McHenry, and Ben Keefe of Round Lake Beach work together to assemble the traveling Vietnam Memorial in the baseball field near the Veterans of Foreign War Fox River Post 4600 in McHenry. The traveling Vietnam Memorial wall is 3/5 the size of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. and travels around the U.S. for various events throughout the year. It stands six feet tall at the center and stretches nearly 300 feet from end to end. The wall was paid for by donations from local businesses and individuals, as well as fundraising done through the VFW.