BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Not everyone has means to travel to Washington, D.C., to check out the historic monuments.
Now one has come to the ArkLaTex.
A replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall arrived under police escort Wednesday in Bossier City.
The opening ceremony for the American Veterans Traveling Tribute is set for 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Margaritaville Hotel and Casino will offer a complimentary buffet for all veterans and active-duty military personnel until 3:30 p.m. the same day.
The exhibit then will be available for viewing 24 hours a day until June 14 outside the hotel and casino.
Volunteers will be on hand daily between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to help viewers locate names on the replica, which is only about 20 percent smaller than the original monument.
And tracing paper for recording wall etchings will be available for free.