The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


November 29, 2012

Enid residents will welcome American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall

ENID, Okla. — Enid residents will put on a great welcome for the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall today.

The wall will permanently stay in Enid, with its new home eventually to be at Enid Woodring Regional Airport, adjacent to the Woodring Wall of Honor.

The 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., will come into Enid from Sand Springs via U.S. 412. It will be escorted by more than 300 flag-bearing motorcyclists and is expected to arrive at about 12:30 or 12:45 p.m.

A welcome ceremony is planned for 1 p.m. in the newly renovated Convention Hall. The public is invited to the event.

Members of the public also are encouraged to line Garriott to welcome the wall to town.

Dan Ohnesorge and Bob Farrell are co-chairmen of the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Project committee, and have been working hard to raise the $500,000 needed to buy the wall from AVTT Chief Executive Officer Don Allen. They received a boost from an anonymous donor, who agreed to pay $250,000 if the other $250,000 could be raised.

That money was raised, which is why the ceremony is planned for today. Now, another $100,000 needs to be raised to pay for installing the wall and giving it the setting it deserves.

The wall will be stored at Woodring until installation begins within the next two months. Plans are to officially unveil it on Memorial Day.

Anyone who wants to help with the project can send tax-deductible donations to Vietnam Memorial Wall Project, c/o Security National Bank, P.O. Box 1272, Enid, OK 73702. Donations also can be made in person at SNB.

We hope to see a lot of flag-waving Enid residents out today to welcome the wall to its new hometown.

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