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21 Feb 2013

The Need to Remember: Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall Arrives in Palm Springs

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A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall has arrived in the Coachella Valley, and is on display at the Palm Springs Air Museum through the weekend.

The wall is a project of American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT), and is a traveling replica—with all of the names—at 80 percent of the original's size. It's some 360 feet long.

The wall is on display on the tarmac of the Palm Springs Air Museum through Sunday, Feb. 24. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday (with a special ceremony and program at 1 p.m.); and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday.

Vietnam War veterans are admitted for free. Otherwise, on Friday and Saturday, viewing of the wall is included with regular admission fees: $15; $13 for seniors 65 and older, retired military members and kids age 13 to 17; and $8 for children ages 6 to 12.

On Sunday, admission is $20 and includes a hot barbecue lunch; Vietnam veterans pay only for the lunch.

For more information, call 778-6262, or visit palmspringsairmuseum.org.

Scroll down to see photos the Independent took of the wall earlier today.

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