SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced details of the Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall and Mobile Eduction Center’s arrival in Schenectady County on Monday.
The wall is a 250-foot half-sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. and is open 24 hours a day.
Santabarbara detailed the exhibit’s arrival. It will include a decorated tractor-trailer arriving with the Patriot Guard and New York State Police escort from Springfield, Massachusetts.
“It was truly humbling to reflect along the wall in Washington, D.C. that spans two acres along the national wall,” Assemblyman Santabarbara said. “To see so many names of those who gave their lives and service to their country, there was a closeness you could feel with those visiting there.”
In addition to displaying the names of those American soldiers los tor missing in action, the exhibit will feature thousands of photos and artifacts and will be open to the public at no charge.