Tribute to Vietnam War Veterans
The Cadillac Wall Project was formed to bring “The American Veterans Traveling Tribute” to Cadillac in August of 2011. This moving memorial was an 80% or is a 4/5 size replica of the Wall in Washington DC. The memorial was location for 4 days in Cadillac.
Along with the Vietnam Memorial Wall, the group displayed those who have given their lives in the defense of freedom from all major conflicts and a tribute to those who died on 9/11.
Displays (Could be viewed 24hrs a day) include:
Thursday the exhibits opened at noon. Books were available to look up names 24hrs a day;; computers can be used from 8am to 8pm.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY ceremonies started at Noon. Sunday the exhibits were open until 3pm. Ceremonies were held at the Rotary Pavilion in the City Park downtown, except for Saturday evening. The Saturday evening programs took place in front of The Wall.
There was Limited seating, participants were advised to bring a folding lawn chair.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011:
The Wall arrived by motorcycle escort from Reed City. Over 800 Riders met at the Reed City Marathon Gas station prior to 2:00pm; riders were not allowed to cut in once the escort started. The parade was a long over-due Welcome Home for our area Veterans who served in the Vietnam War.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
7 PM Jazz/Blues Concert
9 PM Taps and Retrieval of Colors - Cadillac Honor Guard
Friday, August 5, 2011
3 pm:9/11 Tribute* Chaplin Rich Langton
7 pm: Music Group A.M.E.N. Chorus
7 pm: Traverse City Coast Guard Fly Over Lake Cadillac
8 pm: Taps and Retrieval of Colors - Lake City Honor Guard
Saturday, August 6, 2011
3 pm - Flag Ceremony Civil Air Patrol
7 pm –
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
2 PM - Motorcycle ride at The Wall– Vietnam Veterans Ride of Honor
Closing Taps and Retrieval of Colors.
3 PM - Exhibit closed.
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