VIETNAM WALL ARRIVES WITH PATRIOT RIDER ESCORT

VIETNAM WALL ARRIVES WITH PATRIOT RIDER ESCORT

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A REPLICA OF THE WALL THAT HEALS HAS ARRIVED AT SOUTH SIOUX CITY’S FREEDOM PARK.

AMERICAN LEGION AND PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS FROM THE TRI-STATE AREA PROVIDED A MOTORCYCLE ESCORT TO THE BLACK GRANITE PANELS DISPLAYING THE NAMES OF OVER 58-THOUSAND AMERICANS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE VIETNAM WAR.

VIETNAM VETERAN FRED REESE OF AMERICAN LEGION POST 64 OF SIOUX CITY WAS ONE OF THE RIDERS:


OC……LOST FAMILY. :13

REESE SAYS THE RIDE TO THE MEMORIAL GROUNDS WAS AN EMOTIONAL ONE FOR THE VETERANS:


OC…DISPLAY OF EMOTION. ;21

PARK BOARD MEMBER LARRY BROSTAD IS ALSO A VIETNAM VETERAN WHO SERVED WITH SOME OF THE MEN WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR THEIR COUNTRY.

BROSTAD IS ASKING FELLOW VETERANS TO HELP WATCH OVER THE PANELS UNTIL THE WALL IS SECURED:


OC…..HELP OUT. :20

ANY VETERANS WANTING TO HELP SHOULD CALL 712-251-1348.

PHTO BY GEORGE LINDBLADE