Traveling Vietnam memorial in Roseburg for Veterans Day
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Vietnam Veterans of America are nearing completion on their traveling memorial to honor Oregon veterans killed in action from Vietnam to present day.
After seeing a mobile veterans memorial that travels around the nation, local heroes decided to create one that would travel specifically around Oregon.
Terry Mooney, the Umpqua Vietnam Veterans of America president, spoke about the traveling wall, which will be done soon. "James Moore's portrait on the side is what this means, this is what we are doing this for," he said. "It's for all of the K.I.A's in the state of Oregon that have passed away. Their names will be inscribed on a traveling memorial."
One of the last steps will be to get the panels engraved. "It will be their names and their conflict that they were killed in," said Mooney.
The VVA lives by the saying 'Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.'
As the 51st anniversary of Vietnam approaches, their goal is to educate and support the younger veterans.
If you would like to see the traveling memorial, it will be in front of the courthouse on Veterans Day.