Healing Wall travels through Beatrice, on way to Marysville, Kansas

BEATRICE--Accompanied by a parade of motorcycles, a memorial replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial traveled through Beatrice Tuesday, to its next stop in Marysville, Kansas.

The Wall that Heals exhibit is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center. It is visiting 28 communities across the United States this year.

The truck carrying the replica and the motorcycles drove south on U.S. Highway 77, through the center of Beatrice.

The exhibit honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Vietnam War.  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund project has the names of the 58,279 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

The wall’s previous stop was in Rice, Minnesota. After the Marysville, Kansas visit, it will travel to Brighton, Colorado….the first of ten final stops across nine states, on the 2021 tour.