LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS...
THE VIETNAM MOVING WALL comes to Redlands
The Vietnam memorial "moving wall" opened to visitors
Thursday May 31st - June 4th, 2007
Located at Sylvan Park in Redlands, CA
Volunteers from Southern California Veterans were among those who helped put up the wall... Wall photo album here
Volunteers from Southern Cal Vets, a group that helps homeless veterans, were among those who
helped put up the wall. Ted Alford, 50, who helped evacuate the last Americans from Vietnam in 1975, said he spotted the name of a buddy, Ron Petty, on a panel he helped install. He said he broke down in tears.
"These are the guys you hung out with, got drunk with, went into combat with," Alford said. "You know your friends are on this wall. You're glad you're not. It's part of our history, part of our lives." Full story here
The Press Enterprise
So Cal Vets and Congressman Joe Baca
- Moving Wall Redlands, CA