Thank you to the thousands of people who attended the Vietnam Memorial Wall dedication in Enid Monday. None of the three board officers are veterans but have a burning passion to honor those who are because of the service of their family members who were and are patriots. The remainder of our board is comprised of US Army Air Corps, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq/Afghanistan.
We were honored to be instrumental in providing the vision and selecting the right group of people to bring this project from a dream to a reality.
We still have a shade shelter to build, along with other enhancements to the Vietnam Memorial Wall. It's not too late to help with the remainder of this project. Your donations can be sent to Woodring Wall of Honor, PO Box 248, Enid, OK 73702
The Dedication Ceremony now has its own page. Please head there for pictures and additional information about the event.
Veterans Day Ceremony and the Vietnam Memorial Wall Dedication Ceremony
November 11, 2013
The Vietnam Memorial Wall Dedication Ceremony was held on November 11, 2013. This Traveling 80 percent scale replica Wall had been visiting hundreds of communities across the country with the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Mission. It was officially retired from travel on this day by Don Allen, and welcomed into our extended Northwest Oklahoma community by quite a crowd.
The dedication ceremony included Rolling Taps featuring Grammy-nominated trumpeter, David Hooten, a 21-gun salute by the Silver Talon Honor Guard from Vance Air Force Base, special music from a youth honor choir, keynote speaker Col. Lee Ellis, and was emceed by News 4 Reporter, Ashton Edwards.
Immediately following the dedication ceremony, attendees were able to search the wall for specific names, assisted by the Blue Star Mothers Chapter of Enid, Oklahoma. Big thanks to our Blue Star Mothers and other volunteers who helped make this dedication ceremony an event to remember.