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Mon., April 8, 2013, 4 p.m.

Vietnam Memorial may make Hayden stop

Kootenai County veterans groups are collaborating on bringing a Vietnam veterans memorial wall here this summer. Although the local stop for The Wall that Heals is not a done deal, tentative plans have it stopping at Hayden City Park in the middle of August.

The wall - one of four traveling walls pertaining to the war - is 250 feet long and 6 feet tall. It has the names of more than 58,000 Vietnam War veterans who died.

The wall will be in the Seattle area in early August and in Whitefish, Mont., about 10 days later. Local vets are hoping to the have the wall stop here in between.

"It was a no brainer," said Bob Hunt, a Vietnam War veteran, Post Falls resident and the chapter adjutant for Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 9, among several groups collaborating with the Kootenai County Veterans Council on the project. Full story.  Brian Walker, Cda Press

Will you go see the Wall that Heals if it makes a local stop?



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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.