Mobile Vietnam War memorial is headed to Kalkaska

The Moving Wall, a mobile Vietnam War memorial, is coming to Kalkaska (Photo courtesy of Michigan's Fallen Heroes).

KALKASKA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A mobile war memorial is making its way to Kalkaska County.

The Moving Wall is a half-sized replica of the stationary Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C., that travels the country.

The Moving Wall will arrive in Kalkaska around 1 p.m. Thursday and will make a procession around area schools.

The procession will start at the All Seasons Resort, head south on US-131, makes its way through Fife Lake and pass by the local schools.

The procession will then head back north on US-131, pass by Kalkaska schools and finally ending at the Kalkaska County Fair Grounds.

The wall will be at the fair grounds until May 21.

As a part of Armed Forces Week several events are scheduled to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

A welcome home ceremony for Vietnam war veterans is being held by the Daughters of American Revolution.

A dedication of a Blue Star Memorial by-way marker along the Kalkaska Area Recreational Trail is being held by the local chapter of Michigan Garden Club.

At the wall there will also be displays, guest speakers and cancerts by both the 126th Army Band and local high school bands.

This is the third time The Moving Wall has come to Kalkaska, it was first in the area in 2004.

For more information check out the Michigan's Fallen Heroes website.

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