"I touched the Wall-the Wall touched me." This is the theme for the Vietnam traveling wall which is in Bloomfield this weekend to coincide with their Q125.
The display began Thursday at 1 pm. According to volunteer Bryan Young , it took 50 volunteers about 2 hours to set up the memorial on Thursday morning. It includes the Vietnam Memorial as well as many other exhibits honoring our fallen from other wars. The exhibit is being displayed at the Knox County Fairgrounds.
The Opening Ceremonies began at 7:30 pm on Thursday. The Master of Ceremonies was VFW Post 4996 Commander Mike Hoffman. The VFW Color Guard & Auxiliary posted colored, followed by the National Anthem, performed by Outback Band, and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Featured speakers for the evening were Senator Tyson Larson of O'Neill, and John Gwizdak, past National Commander from Georgia.
There were several musical selections, laying of the wreaths and many other moving tributes.
The program ended with Taps and the retiring of colors.
The moving display will remain until Sunday afternoon. Closing ceremonies will begin at 1:30 pm.