Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
On Wednesday, August 21 the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Escort Ride kicked off promptly at 9:30 AM. It left from D.M. Hamilton Steamer Company #2 in Coxsackie and traveled through Greeneville, Freehold, Cairo, Leeds and ending at the Historic Catskill Point in the Village of Catskill. There were over 250+ motorcycles, cars, and police/fire/emergency service vehicles.
The observation days started with an opening ceremony at 11 AM on Thursday, August 22, where over 750+ people were in attendance. The viewing remained opened 24-hours from Thursday through Sunday, August 25; with daily reveille and retreats taking place at 8 am and 7 pm, respectfully. There were over 6,500+ people in attendance throughout the observation days. The event concluded with a closing ceremony on Sunday, August 25 at 7:30 pm where over 300+ people were in attendance.
We would like to take this time to THANK the 250+ volunteers and 150+ donors who helped to support the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall while in Greene County.
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is a 3/5 scale of the Memorial in Washington D.C., and features more than 58,000 names of military members who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. As a proud supporter of our veterans, Greene County was honored to host the wall from August 22 through August 25 where thousands of visitors from around the country came to pay their respects.