Buses, vans to bring visitors to, from moving wall in May
THARPTOWN - Public transportation will be provided by Department of Veterans Affairs vans and Catawese Coach Company to the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall that will be on display at the playground/soccer field complex in Tharptown from May 29 to June 2.
People wanting to visit the wall will be picked up at Weis Markets at noon each day.
Sol Bidding, local organizer for the event, said a special opening service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31.
Bidding, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, said advertising is still being sought from local businesses and residents for the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall program. Ads cost $25 for a quarter page, $50 for a half page and $100 for a full page. Each visitor to the wall will receive a program.
To schedule an ad, call 570-648-3181 by April 1.
The wall is a half-size replica of the Washington, D.C., Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Two moving walls travel the nation from April through November, spending about a week at each site.
Volunteers are still being sought to stand as honor guards at the wall for one hour. Guards will be at the wall 24 hours a day. Call Bidding at 570-648-0229 or 570-274-5298 for more information.