Memorial Mission

The Wall That Heals Departure


MULTI-CITY, New York - 23 Feb 2018


ABOUT THE MISSION:

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is the nonprofit organization that was authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1980 to build a national memorial dedicated to all who served with the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War. Incorporated on April 27, 1979 by a group of veterans led by Jan C. Scruggs, the organization sought a tangible symbol of recognition from the American people for those who served in the war.

The result was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (commonly referred to as The Wall), which has become one of the most visited memorials in Washington, D.C. with an estimated 5.6 million annual visitors.

The VVMF also supports a mobile version of The Wall called The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of The Wall that tours the country. The VVMF has contracted with a local company, Creatacor, located in Clifton Park, NY to build a brand new replica of The Wall, and the Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in Honor as it begins its very first tour across the country.

This is a very special honor for us to have the opportunity to pay homage to the more than 58,000 individuals who sacrificed their very lives in service to their country during the Vietnam War, and whose names are etched on the Wall That Heals. Lets be there in numbers to show our support for the mission behind this very powerful symbol and all of the lost souls that it represents.

Use the following link to learn more about the Wall That Heals, and to view the 2018 schedule of displays: http://www.vvmf.org/news/article=Vie...-Tour-Schedule


PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 23 Feb 2018
Primary Staging Time: 3:00 P.M.

Creatacor
10 Enterprise Avenue
Clifton Park, New York - 12065


Ride Captain:

"Big Dan" Nolin
dan1nolin@yahoo.com


Special Instructions:

Please arrive as closely as possible to the staging time to allow for photos with The Wall That Heals transport vehicle.

The display is scheduled to depart at approximately 4:00 PM, at which point PGR members will establish a flag line as far as possible along Enterprise Avenue.

Rider safety is first and foremost however, weather and road conditions permitting, riders will escort from Enterprise Avenue to Route 146, to I-87 South, to the entrance of the NYS Thruway, at which point, the escort terminates.


Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.





Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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