Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial coming to Middlesboro

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be in the southeastern Kentucky city of Middlesboro next month.

Bell County Tourism President Judy Barton said an opening ceremony is set for 7 p.m. EDT on Aug. 1, and the exhibit will remain in place through Aug. 5 in the downtown parking area.

Barton said local veterans organizations worked with tourism officials to get the memorial to Middlesboro.

The wall lists 58,282 soldiers killed in action, many of whom are from Kentucky. The memorial will be available for view around the clock while it's in Middlesboro. For more information, contact the Bell County Tourism office at (606) 248-2482 or (800) 988-1075.

The Moving Wall has been touring the country for almost 30 years.

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