Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Vietnam Wall coming to Versailles 7/18 - 22

American Veterans Traveling Tribute


Wednesday, July 18

3:30 p.m.-Staging time at Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183

5 p.m.-Escort departs from VFW parking lot

6:30 p.m.-Arrival at the Southeastern Career Center; welcome program

Thursday, July 19

noon -Opening ceremony

7 p.m.- Evening ceremony honoring World War II and Korean War veterans

Friday, July 20

8 a.m.-Morning ceremony

7 p.m.-Evening ceremony honoring Afghanistan and Iraqi veterans and their Gold Star Mothers, Sept. 11 victims and Ripley County firefighters and police

Saturday, July 21

8 a.m.-Morning ceremony

1 p.m.-Keynote speaker Sammy L. Davis (South Ripley High School gym)

7 p.m.- Evening ceremony

Sunday, July 22

8 a.m.-Morning ceremony

1 p.m.-Ride of Honor

3 p.m.-Closing ceremony

The opening, morning, 7 p.m. and closing ceremonies will be held at the Southeastern Career Center. From July 19 at noon through Sunday, July 22, at 3 p.m., visitors can view the wall 24 hours a day. Computer assistance to locate names on the wall will be provided by the Boy Scouts, and materials will be available for rubbings of the engraved names.