DATE: October 17, 2012
CONTACT: Owen Walker, Broward County
Elderly and Veterans Services Division
Broward County veterans service officers will be available each day when the Dignity® Memorial Vietnam Wall, a traveling, three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is on display, October 19-21, at Forest Lawn South Funeral Home, 2401 Davie Road in Fort Lauderdale.
Free and open to the public 24 hours a day, the memorial is dedicated to the veterans of the Vietnam War and honors all U.S. servicemen and women. The tribute begins at 9 a.m. with a continuous reading of all the names inscribed on the memorial and closes each day at dusk. A variety of musical performances will provide entertainment throughout each day.
A Broward County Veterans Services' officer will be in attendance to assist veterans with any questions they may have regarding veterans benefits on Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, and on Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Dignity Memorial is a faux-granite replica standing 240 feet long and 8 feet high and is inscribed with the names of the more than 58,000 Americans who died or are missing in Vietnam. Each year, the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall tours the country, and since its inception in 1990, the traveling monument has been displayed in more than 200 cities across the country, allowing millions of visitors to view the monument.
For more information, call Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services at 954-357-6622 or visit broward.org/ElderVets.