COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Traveling Wall is in Colorado Springs through the weekend.
The wall was put up May 18 and will stay through Sunday, May 21. It will be open for free to the public for viewing 24 hours per day through 3 p.m. Sunday.
This year, the Rock Family Church at 4005 Lee Vance Drive in Colorado Springs is hosting the viewing. Stretching 360 feet, it's an 80 percent replica of the memorial in Washington D.C. and includes each name.
“We want to reach out to our military community and honor the men and women that serve our country and to show honor and respect for those who have given their lives," said Pastor Dean Hawk. "Many will not ever make it to Washington D.C., but this will allow them to experience this somber, solemn atmosphere and stand before this wall to see the lives of the soldiers that gave their lives for our freedom. I believe it’s going to be a very unique opportunity to remember part of our nation’s history and honor the military community of Colorado Springs.”
On Saturday, the church will hold a special ceremony to recognize Vietnam veterans from southern Colorado that will include speakers with local law enforcement, and Brigadier General Taylor. To register ahead of time, click here.