Bowie community bids farewell to traveling Vietnam Memorial

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The traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall has been in Bowie for the last couple days, and Sunday was the last day for activities.

Different booths and food trucks joined the wall to help raise money for the VFW.

One of those in charge of bringing the wall to Bowie said she process was rather easy, but it was something they have been discussing for about two years now. 

All of the money raised will go right back to veterans or into the community.

“It will come back into the VFW post and will go to the VRA, the veterans resource advocates,” Post Commander VFW 8789 Chris Scott said. “It will help them get a job, stuff like that. Obviously, if we have a veteran on distress, can’t pay an electric bill or something like that, we’ll help them out. The community itself, if they need us we will make sure we can do that too. Everything we take in we try to push right back into our community.”

Scott also said the last few days he has seen a wide range of emotions from the veterans who have seen the wall. Some were happy while others had a difficult time even approaching the wall.

While the memorial wall may have been packed up and on it’s way to its next stop, there is still time to get out there and take part in the other activities and support the VFW.

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