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Traveling Kentucky Vietnam Wall to be in Winchester on Saturday

Posted at 5:45 AM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 06:55:27-04

WINCHESTER, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Traveling Kentucky Vietnam Wall will continue its tour of Kentucky with a stop in Winchester on Saturday.

The goal of the wall is to make sure those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam are never forgotten.

There are 1,106 names of Kentuckians who were killed in action, held as prisoners of war and those still missing in action that line the wall.

The wall allows those who might not have the opportunity to go to the memorial in Washington D.C. the chance to honor the fallen.

Local veterans helped escort the wall to Clark County on Friday. Those veterans said the experience was extremely important.

"It just means a lot for myself, being a veteran, seeing all the other veterans come together, help bringing the wall to Winchester, just escort it, and to pay our respects," Veteran Boyd Bowling said.

The wall will be on display for the public at Winchester Walmart starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday.