Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall visiting Bossier City

Published: Jun. 7, 2017 at 3:46 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2017 at 7:38 PM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - Not everyone has means to travel to Washington, D.C., to check out the historic monuments.

No worry.

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.

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