Tupelo, MS, Chapter 842 President Rex Moody was on hand March 20 for the groundbreaking ceremonies for a replica of the national Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park in Tupelo.
The $900,000 memorial, which will be about 60 percent of the size of The Wall in Washington, D.C., is expected to be dedicated this coming Veterans Day.
The memorial will be “a healing wall,” said Moody, who also is Mississippi State Council president. “It means a lot to Vietnam veterans and it will mean a lot to the city. You can see it. You can touch it. So many veterans go there and come away feeling better. They can find a measure of peace. I stop by every time I go to Washington, but not all veterans can travel to D.C.”