Conover, NC – The City of Conover is proud to be hosting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial traveling wall from September 8, 2017, through September 11, 2017 at Conover Station. The Memorial will be accessible 24/7, with tour guides, during its time in Conover. This wall is respectfully displayed to remind us of the costly sacrifice our veterans made during the Vietnam conflict, and also remind a new generation that freedom is never without a cost. Upon this wall are the names of the 58,272 who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our nation. The Wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. and stands six feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end.
Memorial Services may be arranged through Lt. Robert Clark or Keith Lynch at 828-464-1191. The City is setting up service times in two hour increments during daylight hours. Please check for the daily agenda and full information on volunteering at: www.conovernc.gov/vetwall.
Personal memorials may be placed at the wall. The City asks you to be respectful of all who mourn and honor the service of our allies and our service men and women. The City of Conover reserves the right to remove all memorials that may pose a safety hazard, offensive or otherwise disrespectful.
Veterans Wall Sponsorships are still available as of FOCUS press time. If you would like to help sponsor this event, please contact Donald Duncan, Conover City Manager, at 828-464-1191. The City of Conover is hosting the Traveling Vietnam Wall, but there are many other ancillary costs that are in need of sponsors. The City would like to thank its current sponsors: Media sponsors: Observer News Enterprise, 95.7FM The RIDE, WNNC FM/AM and Big Ways FM/AM; Flag sponsor: Willis Reynolds Funeral Home; Charlotte Custom Stone has donated lighting in Memory of Bob and Jean Pyrock. Also, Mary Ann McRee has donated landscaping for the event site. NC Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association sponsored by American Legion Post 48; and Memorial for Sgt. Dave Harvey USMC by Powell and Virginia Sigmon.
For more information, contact Lt. Robert Clark, Conover Police Dept., E-4 Specialist, U.S. Army Operation Desert Storm, (828) 312 6670, [email protected], Keith Lynch, Supervisor, Conover Fleet Maintenance, E-6, U.S. Navy Sea Bee Operation, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, (828) 217 7248, [email protected].
Conover Station is located at 409 4th St SE, Conover, NC, 28613. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall® is part of the Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard (VVB) located in Brevard County Florida. The VVB is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed and incorporated in December of 1985. The VVB is a grass roots, community based organization.