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Remembering Vietnam veterans

This summer, more than 30 Bloomington veterans boarded a bus to make the trip to the state Capitol to remember fallen friends and family members at the Wall That Heals traveling display. It’s a three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington D.C. 

“It’s a very sad thing because I know many of the people on that wall. It’s also a very good thing to see people come out here and remember what we all—those on the wall and those that are out here viewing—went through,” Vietnam veteran and Bloomington resident David Merrill said.

Human Services arranged the trip as part of the work they are facilitating with the City’s three-year Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Partnership. This is the second year of the three-year partnership.