May 2013: Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall in Sacramento

The Sacramento Blue Star Moms are honored to announce the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is coming to Sacramento. The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall is a traveling, three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The Memorial—which has been displayed in more than 200 cities across the country—bears the names of the 58,227 U.S. Military personnel who lose their lives in the war from 1959 to 1975. The faux-granite replica is 240 feet long and stands eight feet high.

This traveling Memorial reminds us of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It is intended to help heal, rekindle friendships, and allow visitors who cannot make the trip to Washington, D.C. to connect with loved ones lost to the war.

The traveling Vietnam Memorial will be on display at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Lane, in Fair Oaks from May 23rd  to May 27th and will leave for Ft. Benning, Georgia, its final destination, on May 28.

The Memorial will be open for school and group tours May 23 and 24 only. To schedule a tour for your group, contact Lisa Pryor at (916) 735-0568.

In addition, a “Tribute to the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Gala” will be held on Saturday, May 18 at the Citrus Heights Community Center. Tickets are $75 per person. Proceeds from the event will go to Blue Star Moms to help offset the costs they will incur in bringing the Memorial to Sacramento and help the organization continue its mission.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation so that Veterans, active duty military, wounded warriors or Gold Star Families can attend the Gala, contact Vivienne Yamamoto at (916) 316-8602.

Sacramento Blue Star Moms is a non-profit Veterans service organization that supports Mothers, Grandmothers, Step-Mothers, Adoptive Mothers, Foster Mothers and Guardians of a military service member, veteran or Fallen Warrior.