Vietnam Moving Wall rolls through Dublin

Vietnam Moving Wall rolls through Dublin

Hundreds gathered to honor those who fell during the Vietnam War in Dublin Thursday afternoon.
DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - A tribute to Vietnam War veterans made a stop in Dublin Thursday afternoon.

There are names along the wall--all with a story attached.

"Robert and some of the boys were killed by a round, a mortar round," said veteran James Powell.

Veterans and friends from across Middle Georgia came to pay tribute.

"First and foremost, we're here to honor Vietnam veterans," said Public Affairs VA representative Frank Jordan.

It's a tribute to the fallen soldiers of the Vietnam War.

"It's very meaningful--very touching to see these people out here--that it brings so many people out," said veteran Kimberly Million.

Many cannot make the drive to the nation's capitol, so a replica of the wall came to them.

"Three years in the making," said Jordan. "We started talking about this many years ago. Of course, the Wall is very popular. It's got a long dance card. So we were glad to get on that list."

Frank Jordan is the head of Public Affairs for the VA Center.

"The way this community has come together to see this happen is remarkable," said Jordan.

Volunteers and cash flowed in to prepare the monument.

"We had volunteers that we didn't know what to do with--donations," said Jordan.

All to make sure veterans like James Powell can find some closure.

"Well it's good to see his name again, at least to know they had remembered him," said Powell.

Memories remembered in a name with a much larger story.

"Went to school together, we played together, did everything together, and it's a great honor to come up here and see his name on the wall."

The Vietnam Moving Wall will be on display at the Carl Vinson VA Center until Sunday.

It will be available for visitors 24 hours a day.
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