Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1057 in Brandon, Miss., has partnered with the Flora Car Show to host the Traveling Wall, an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. An honor escort will accompany the Wall from Madison, Miss., to Flora, where it will be displayed in front of the First Baptist Church Oct. 24–28.
Organizer Rick Lang says that the alliance will ensure that this year’s car show will be the biggest yet. “We first started working with Chuck Odom and his guys from Brandon last year, and they really got involved with the event, and it promises to be big and great and wonderful event this year,” Lang told the Madison County Journal.
“We are really looking forward to this event. A lot of the Vietnam veterans did not get a proper welcome home, so in a lot of ways, this is a welcome-home event,” Lang said. “It’s a good thing to be able to stand behind those guys who went out there and did a lot of good work.”