Vietnam Traveling Wall Gets Special Salute In Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A piece of history received a heroes escort through the Capitol City.

The American Legion, Patriot Guard, and VFW Motorcycle riders, escorted the Vietnam Traveling Wall to Topeka.

The Wall will be on display, east of the Kansas National Guard Museum near Forbes Field from Thursday through Sunday.

The Traveling Wall is an 80%-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington and is engraved with the names of the 58,000 men and women who died in the Vietnam War.

"We as veterans are obligated to come and tell the stories of the peoples names who are on the wall. Because that gives them immortality, it gives them life," said veteran Ted Pritchett.

"They didn't come back from the war and we did and we are obligated to tell the people about their heroism and how much courage they have and what they did in Vietnam," he added

The Wall will be on display 24 hours a day from noon Thursday to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.