FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2018, Elizabethtown, Ky. - The City of Elizabethtown and the Veterans Tribute Group are pleased to announce the unveiling of the Vietnam Wall Replica that will be installed at the City of Elizabethtown Nature Park. The event will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.
“This Vietnam Wall Replica is proof that a few Vietnam Veterans united by a cause, can accomplish great things,” said Mayor Edna Berger. “What an honor that they chose Elizabethtown.”
The total length of the wall will be 360 feet; each wing 180 feet long and eight feet tall. It is a true representation of the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. and scaled to 80% in size. Patrons will be able to copy names off of the Wall with the rubbing method just as they can in D.C.
“Our goal is to provide a replica Vietnam Wall for those unable to make the trip to Washington D.C. A place where they are able to visit and find a way of reconnecting to those lost. It has been found that the Vietnam Wall can offer healing to those that served as well as those that lost family members. A place to reconnect with a lost friend or a loved one,” Veterans Tribute Group, Inc.
Parking for the dedication will not be permitted inside the Nature Park. However, parking with a shuttle will be located in the following locations:
Lakeside Worship Center, 1801 Ring Road
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1701 Ring Road
HMH Surgical Specialists, 1700 Ring Road
Republic Bank, 1690 Ring Road
Parking and shuttle services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28th. Shuttle back to parking will conclude after the dedication until 3:30 p.m. It is free to attend and it will be held rain or shine.
To contribute to the wall, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail: Veterans Tribute Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 2573
Elizabethtown, Ky. 42702
Taking place after the event will be a showing of the “Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words,” a film produced by K.E.T. The showing of this film will take place Saturday April 28th at the Historic State Theater at 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 6:00 p.m. It will be free to attend and is sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1051.