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Welk Resort Branson Hosts the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Welk Resort Branson Hosts the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Event Dates

November 5, 2017 8:00 am - November 11, 2017 6:00 pm

Event Location

Welk Resort Branson
1984 MO-165
Branson, MO 65616

Event Description

For the twentieth year, the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial, known as "The Wall," will be on display and open to the public for viewing at the Welk Resort Branson during the 2017 Veterans Homecoming celebration, November 5-11, 2017. The official half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the most visited memorial in Washington, D.C., spans nearly 240 feet in length and lists the more than 58,000 names of the nation's fallen heroes in the Vietnam conflict.

In 2013, after sponsoring the memorial for 17 years, The Welk Resort Branson purchased the memorial, insuring that it will be displayed for many years to come. "We are always so honored to be able to present this beautiful memorial to our guests and friends in the community," says Susan Smith, General Manager of Welk Resort Branson. "Seeing the names of those who gave everything in the service of their country is an emotional experience, and one that we are proud to present. We invite the community, and of course our veterans to come and experience The Wall. "

The Wall is available for public viewing from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM November 5-11. A special locator book will be available to assist visitors in finding specific names.

There will be special musical performances featured at the opening ceremony for The Wall that will be held at the Welk Resort on Thursday, November 6, at 10:00 AM. There will also be a POW/MIA Service of Tribute and Remembrance held at The Wall at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, November 7.