Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Touches Hearts of Residents

Louisville, Ky. – October 2, 2018 – When the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall came to Tompkinsville, Kentucky, the team at Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County mobilized to make an outing reality for their residents.

Standing at six feet tall and a 3/5th scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC, the traveling wall came to Tompkinsville in Monroe County this weekend with the names of over 50,000 who lost their life during the Vietnam War. Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County attended the wall’s opening ceremony and visited with old friends.

One resident of Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County, Tex, served in the army for one year and three months. There were tears shed when the name of one of Tex’s best friends, who was killed in the Vietnam War, was announced.

For all of the residents of Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County, the war is a poignant memory. One resident said, “There were so many names on the wall, but it felt like there should be even more after watching all of the coffins draped with the flag coming home.”

For Tex, seeing the names on the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall meant the world to him. He said that he was very glad that he got to go see it, because he would never get to make it to see the memorial in Washington D.C. during his lifetime.

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