FORT SNELLING, Minn. (AP) — A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington is coming to Fort Snelling.
The Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund is hosting “The Wall that Heals” at the Boy Scout Base Camp at Fort Snelling from Wednesday through Sunday.READ MORE: Eden Prairie Native Jermaine Johnson Signs Rookie Deal With Jets
Riders from the Minnesota Patriot Guard will escort the replica memorial to Fort Snelling as it crosses the Minnesota-Wisconsin border on Wednesday.
The memorial honors the 58,000 service members who died in the Vietnam war, while also recognizing veterans of all wars.READ MORE: Sanchez, Lewis Lead Twins Past Athletics 3-1
Names of the 1,073 Minnesota names on the wall will be read by veterans Friday.
The wall is coming as part of the fund’s 11th annual Say Thanks Day on Saturday. The fund provides cash grants to Minnesotans who have served in combat zones since 9/11 and their families.MORE NEWS: Next Weather: Dry Start In Twin Cities, Showers Later On
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