Vietnam Vets’ Wall Stirs Emotions

The travelling Vietnam Memorial Wall on Sunday evening in Anchorage. Photo by Ellen Lockyer.

With the nation’s birthday coming up this week, thoughts are turning to those who helped to keep this country free. A replica of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall has toured the state the last few weeks, and made a stop in Anchorage over the weekend.

Woman looks for a name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Anchorage
Flowers placed at travelling Vietnam Memorial Wall in Anchorage over the weekend. Photo by Ellen Lockyer.

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