Vietnam Wall Memorial Coming Soon!

27 Jun 2016, by Jennifer Calenda in Area News
Putting the memorial together.

Putting the memorial together

Volunteers are a big part too

Volunteers are a big part too

Last week the first pieces of the replica of the Vietnam Wall Memorial of SWFL started to arrive in Punta Gorda.  Our city is proud of our veterans and stands with them!! The city hosted a travelling wall here in 2009. It moved people so much, that citizens wanted it permanently. Groups have been working ever since then to raised the money. Governor Scott was in town for the groundbreaking, and now we can watch it becoming a reality.

Local photographer and videographer, Bruce Tompkins, captured the arrival of the initial granite delivery as well as the hanging of the first panels in the following videos. The wall is located  adjacent to Laishley Park near the gazebo.

Arriving in Town     Putting it Together