The Vietnam Traveling Wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC, it stands six feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end.
This Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships and to allow people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their home town who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington.
This past August 2019, the wall made a stop in Perryopolis, PA on the grounds of Frazier High School. We saw the wall before when in stopped in West Newton a few years back. We took the time to find the name of Scottdale resident, Joe Petrarca on the wall. Petrarca was killed on March 17, 1969. He was only 20 years old. The Scottdale-Everson bridge was named after PFC Petrarca and Everson resident SGT John Earnesty, who was also killed in the war.
For more information, visit the Vietnam Traveling Wall.