The traveling Vietnam wall arrives in Tulsa | Local News
From staff reports
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will begin a four-day visit to Tulsa later this week.
A smaller replica of the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, the touring wall is expected to arrive Thursday and will be at Veterans Park, 1109 E. Sixth St., until noon on Sunday, November 7.
The memorial, engraved with the names of the more than 58,000 Americans killed in the conflict, will be available to visitors 24/7 during their stay, with volunteers working there 24 hours a day.
“We’re really excited because of the dates,” said Dan Fuller, commander of Tulsa VFW Post 577. “It’s the week before Veterans Day, and we think it will be beneficial. “
This will be the first time in more than 20 years that the traveling memorial will visit Tulsa, although it has been to other communities in the region during this time, he said.
The city’s Veterans Park occupies its new location – the former headquarters of the city’s Centennial Park.
In September, city officials converted Centennial as the new Veterans Park while redefining the old Veterans Park as a Dream Warden Park to honor the city’s Native American heritage.
“We want to focus on the new location, and that will help bring awareness to that,” Fuller said.