Vietnam Memorial Wall (Replica) in Cle Elum

 

The actual vietnam memorial wall is in washington dc, this
Weekend it's going to be in cle elum washington. Organizers have
Gotten together to bring this replica wall here for veterans to see
Names of lost brethren")
("however yesterday when i saw this i'm glad there weren't a lot of
People because i cried like a baby")
Emotions over the replica vietnam memorial wall have hit all ends of
The spectrum. It started wednesday in cle elum with joy as veteran
Motorcycle riders escorted the memorial display into town with a
Heroes welcome from a couple hundred residents lining the streets.
Michael edgerly us army- ("seeing the flag draped across both fire
Trucks like that that was really cool catching the trailer going
Through with the flag that was really cool too")
After the welcoming party the wall set up thursday on 3rd street.
This has been something 16 months in the making as the events
Organizer jodi larsen told me and it's taken multiple organizations to
Get the display to cle elum.
("we did some research we found the organization that does it there's
About six companies that do it but these guys truly have the cadillac
Of the displays. It's the largest, the most comprehensive of all of
Americas conflicts")
There are other displays honoring all veterans of any american war as well as 
Fallen police and firefighters. But the main
Attraction is the vietnam display, jack frost has a much different
Story then most that visit the memorial to see a past relative or
Brother in arms.. he was there to see the name of someone that fits
Both of those descriptions..
"...I actually was in the service when my dad died. I went in 64-68
Dad went in in 40."
Jack's dad saw both theaters of world war 2, the korean war, then was
Killed in vietnam.
("during that action he ended up on this wall...Right...There.")
Like many that visited the wall today, jack takes joy in the fact they
Are able to see the memorial even if they can't make it to dc.
("i jumped at the chance, especially because i've never seen this
Things saw it yesterday and it was impressive how simple and powerful
It really is simple and you look at how many names are on here and you
Look at the figure like 59,000 names on here... I don't know... It's
Rough...)

The actual Vietnam Memorial Wall is in Washington D.C. However,  this weekend it's going to be in Cle Elum, Washington. Organizers have gotten together to bring this replica wall here for veterans to see names of lost brethren.

"Yesterday when I saw this I'm glad there weren't a lot of people because I cried like a baby," said Navy Veteran Jack Frost as he looked at the wall. 

Emotions over the replica Vietnam Memorial Wall have hit all ends of the spectrum. It started Wednesday in Cle Elum with joy as veteran motorcycle riders escorted the memorial display into town with a heroes welcome from a couple hundred residents lining the streets.

Michael Edgerly an Army veteran said,"seeing the flag draped across both fire trucks like that was really cool catching the trailer going through with the flag that was really cool too."

After the welcoming party the wall set up Thursday on Third Street. This has been something sixteen months in the making as the event organizer Jodi Larsen said, and its taken multiple organizations to get the display to Cle Elum.


"We did some research we found the organization that does it there's about six companies that do it but these guys truly have the Cadillac of the displays. It's the largest, the most comprehensive of all of America's conflicts."

There are other displays honoring all veterans of any American war as well as fallen police and firefighters, but the main attraction is the Vietnam display. Jack Frost has a much different story then most that visit the memorial to see a past relative or brother in arms.. he was there to see the name of someone that fits both of those descriptions..

"...I actually was in the service when my dad died. I went in '64-'68 Dad went in in '40."

Jack's dad saw both theaters of world war 2, the korean war, then was killed in vietnam...

"During that action he ended up on this wall...Right...There," Jack said as he pointed to his father's name on the wall.

Like many that visited the wall today, Jack takes joy in the fact they are able to see the memorial even if they can't make it to DC.

"I jumped at the chance, especially because i've never seen this thing. Saw it yesterday and it was impressive how simple and powerful.. it really is simple and you look at how many names are on here and you look at the figure like 59,000 names on here... I don't know... It's Rough..."