Legion post raising money to bring traveling Vietnam Veterans wall to Columbus

American Legion Post 24 has begun a campaign to raise nearly $64,000 to bring a traveling Vietnam Veterans wall exhibit to Columbus.

The exhibit, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Wall Memorial in Washington, D.C., is scheduled to be on display July 27 to 31 at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, post commander Al McKown said.

Admission to see the wall, which will be on display 24 hours a day, will be free, with donations accepted.

Post leaders expect at least 100,000 visitors during the five-day exhibit. The wall, which was at Columbus Municipal Airport in 2002, has been touring the country since 1984.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or mkent@therepublic.com