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The Moving Wall

By Staff | Jul 19, 2016

They were treated badly upon returning home. The country they had left to fight in a war that many were against was torn apart by the debate over the war. There were no victory parades or welcome home rallies. Instead, most Vietnam Vets returned to a country that didn’t seem to care about them, or that viewed them with distrust and anger.

The Wild Rose Casino is honoring the men and women who served our country during a time of upheaval and the changing of ideals for Americans by bringing the Moving Wall to Emmetsburg July 21 July 25. This will be the first time The Moving Wall, a Vietnam Veterans Memorial, has come to Emmetsburg since the Wall began touring the country in 1984.

The Moving Wall is the half size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and contains all names that are on the memorial. There will be an opening ceremony Thursday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. at The Moving Wall in the truck parking area at the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg.

The Casino will host two Veteran’s Dinners, one on Thursday, July 21 and one on Friday, July 22. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served at 7 p.m. both nights with dinner to begin at 7:30 p.m. It is requested that you RSVP with your preferred chosen date by calling 712-852-3400 ext. 447.

During the suppers, Vietnam Veterans throughout Palo Alto County will be given the honor and thanks that they deserved those many years ago. Each will be presented with a lapel pin that has these words on the back “A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You”

Monday, July 25, at 10 a.m., there will be closing ceremonies before The Moving Wall leaves for its next destination.

The Wild Rose Casino &?Resort in Emmetsburg is sponsoring this event. It is free to the public and all ages are welcome.

There are two names on The Wall from Palo Alto County and both are from Emmetsburg:

PFC Galen D Grethen

Panel 6E, Line 117

PFC Gary W Weir

Panel W40, Line 47

The Moving Wall

By Staff | Jul 19, 2016

They were treated badly upon returning home. The country they had left to fight in a war that many were against was torn apart by the debate over the war. There were no victory parades or welcome home rallies. Instead, most Vietnam Vets returned to a country that didn’t seem to care about them, or that viewed them with distrust and anger.

The Wild Rose Casino is honoring the men and women who served our country during a time of upheaval and the changing of ideals for Americans by bringing the Moving Wall to Emmetsburg July 21 July 25. This will be the first time The Moving Wall, a Vietnam Veterans Memorial, has come to Emmetsburg since the Wall began touring the country in 1984.

The Moving Wall is the half size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and contains all names that are on the memorial. There will be an opening ceremony Thursday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. at The Moving Wall in the truck parking area at the Wild Rose Casino in Emmetsburg.

The Casino will host two Veteran’s Dinners, one on Thursday, July 21 and one on Friday, July 22. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served at 7 p.m. both nights with dinner to begin at 7:30 p.m. It is requested that you RSVP with your preferred chosen date by calling 712-852-3400 ext. 447.

During the suppers, Vietnam Veterans throughout Palo Alto County will be given the honor and thanks that they deserved those many years ago. Each will be presented with a lapel pin that has these words on the back “A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You”

Monday, July 25, at 10 a.m., there will be closing ceremonies before The Moving Wall leaves for its next destination.

The Wild Rose Casino &?Resort in Emmetsburg is sponsoring this event. It is free to the public and all ages are welcome.

There are two names on The Wall from Palo Alto County and both are from Emmetsburg:

PFC Galen D Grethen

Panel 6E, Line 117

PFC Gary W Weir

Panel W40, Line 47