Sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154, the Michigan Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall went on display at Warren City Hall from Sept. 30–Oct. 6. The traveling memorial is dedicated to the 2,654 Michigan soldiers who died during the Vietnam War.
“Two members of my Hazel Park High School cross country team, including the captain, were killed in the Vietnam War,” Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said in a statement. “There are currently 48 soldiers from the state of Michigan who have not yet returned home.”
The wall’s appearance and a special opening ceremony send “the message that we will not forget those who did not come home from the divisive war and are listed as killed in action or still listed as missing in action,” the release says.