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7/25/2017 4:45:00 AM
Moving Vietnam Wall Memorial arrives Thursday
Schedule for Moving Wall exhibit.
Thursday, July 27th, 6 p.m. activities

  • Special Music by Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums

  • National Anthem by Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Ensemble

  • Speaker, Columbus Mayor James A. Leinhoop

  • Benediction by Ed Boone (Retired ELCA Lutheran)

  • Three Volley Salute by American Legion Post 24 Color Guard

  • Taps by American Legion Post 24 Color Guard



    Friday, July 28th, noon activities.

  • Special Music by Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums

  • National Anthem by Rich Coffey

  • Invocation by Brian Graves (Garden City Christian Church)

  • Speaker: Brig. Gen. Ronald A. Westfall

  • Taps by Caleb Bray



    Friday, July 28th, 6 p.m. activities.

  • Special Music by Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums

  • National Anthem by Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Ensemble

  • Speaker: Lt. Col. Cathleen A. Van Bree

  • Benediction by Reeves Flint (Military Chaplain)

  • Taps by American Legion Post 24 Color Guard



    Saturday, July 29th, noon activities

  • Special Music by Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums

  • National Anthem by John Tasca

  • Invocation by John Marquis (Central Heights Church of God)

  • Speaker: Col. (Ret.) Roger D. Peterman

  • Taps by Caleb Bray



    Saturday, July 29th, 6 p.m. activities

  • Special Music by Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums

  • National Anthem byRich Coffey

  • Speaker: Maj. Gen. (Ret.) R. Martin Umbarger

  • Benediction by John Sichting (New Hope Baptist Church)

  • Taps by Caleb Bray



    Sunday, July 30th noon activities

  • Special Music by Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums

  • National Anthem byRich Coffey

  • Invocation by Jerry Curry (Chaplain & Ret. Lutheran Minister)

  • Speaker: Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Kenny Freeman

  • Taps by Caleb Bray



    Sunday, July 30th 6 p.m. activities

  • Special Music by Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums

  • National Anthem by Rich Coffey

  • Speaker: Staff Sgt. Michael Thompson

  • Benediction by Dan Cash (First Baptist Church)

  • Three Volley Salute by American Legion Post 24 Color Guard

  • Taps by American Legion Post


  • A mobile, half-sizer version of the Vietnam Wall Memorial will be at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds Thursday through Monday.

    The Moving Wall exhibit is being organized by American Legion Post 24 in Columbus. The wall will be be open for viewing around the clock from noon on July 27th through 10 a.m. July 31st.

    The wall will be led into Columbus by a parade starting at Sam's Club on the west side at 9 a.m., proceeding through downtown Columbus, past Garland Book Cemetery, up U.S. 31, down 25th Street past the American Legion Post, and then down Washington Street before heading down State Road 11 to the fairgrounds.

    The Indiana National Guard will have a recruiting tent at the location, along with other military displays and a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter available for paid rides. There will also be an inflatable obstacle course for children.

    There will also be guest speakers, music and other events during the exhibit at the fairgrounds.



    Information: 812-376-7036.



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