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August 2012, East Meadow, NY: The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall – an 80% replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., was on display at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York.
The Memorial, which came courtesy of Americans Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT), arrived by a motorcycle escort from Mitchel Field to the field adjacent to Parking Field 6 A in Eisenhower Park.
Among the dignitaries at the opening ceremonies included Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano. At the Opening Ceremony, a keynote address was given by New York Police Department Commissioner and Vietnam combat veteran Ray Kelly.
About the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall: The Traveling Vietnam Memorial is the largest traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall – it is an 80% replica with 100% of the names. The Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall creates a forum for communities to raise local awareness for its Vietnam veterans, and was founded by AVTT on the principles that American Heroes must be honored and remembered.
The visit of the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Eisenhower Park was made possible through the sponsorship of Winthrop University Hospital, with help from the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, Vietnam Veterans of America, Veterans of the Vietnam War Inc., Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation and POW/MIA.