Remembering the Sacrifice

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plaque for the Vietnam traveling war wall located outside with flowers.
Students take time to remember and reflect at the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall.

On Friday, September 29, 2017, the Intermediate Unit 1 Campus at Waynesburg students visited the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall at the Greene County Fairgrounds located in Waynesburg, PA. The traveling wall contains 58,307 names of those servicemen and women who gave their lives during the Vietnam War.

“It is important for our students to remember the sacrifice made by so many. We can’t take our freedoms for granted,” said Dr. Kristin Szewczyk, Principal. The wall stands six feet tall and is 288 feet long. It is a replica of the memorial in Washington, D. C. During the visit, the students participated in a presentation about the Vietnam War and the traveling wall. Students also learned about the soldiers from Greene County who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the war. The wall was sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Waynesburg Post No. 4793 and the Greene County Veterans Council.

Read more about the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall www.travelingwall.us.