One of the area's most popular Veteran's Day attractions is coming back to the Chennault Aviation and History Museum.
A replica of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall will arrive at the Monroe museum escorted by Patriot Guard Riders on Wednesday, November 7th.
The "Vietnam Traveling War Memorial" made a stop here two years ago and shows the thousand of soldiers that died during the war including 133 names that were from north Louisiana.
Museum director, Nell Calloway says the wall helps members of the military know they are not forgotten, and reminds the community of sacrifices veterans past and present have made for the country.
"The message that it sends to our returning soldiers in that we won't forget them either, and we appreciate their service. They are our heroes too," says Calloway.
Visitors are welcomed to watch as the wall is assembled. The wall will be available for public view 24 hours a day from November 8th through the 14th.
Here are a list of activities surrounding the return of the memorial.
Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Arrives
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be erected by Vietnam Veterans on Museum grounds.
The Wall is open 24 hours a day with security provided.
7:00 p.m. "A Night of Heroes Dinner" at The Kings Palace, North 18th Street and Hudson Lane, Monroe. Featuring Congressional Metal of Honor Recipient, Sammy Davis and Pat Waters, Grandson of Gen. George Patton.
Patriotic Parade begins at Monroe Regional Airport.
City and Parish school students will be represented at the parade and program that opens the Wall.
10:30 a.m. Ceremony opening the Wall featuring our special guest.
1:00 p.m. Winners of the four 25-minute flights will fly in North American T-6G Texan aircraft.
3:00 p.m. "Missing Man Formation Fly-over" with four North American T-6G Texan aircraft; Veterans Day ceremony
4:30 p.m. Veterans Freedom Tree will be lighted
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