LFD Honors Vietnam Moving Wall

Story by Ex-Captain Steve Grogan, Photos by Firefighter Brian Grogan  

The Vietnam Moving Wall came to the Village of Lynbrook from June 10 to June 13, 2010, and was constructed on a ball field in Greis Park for 24 hour viewing for those four days.  The Wall is a half-size replica of the real Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC.  The Wall travels throughout the United States so that people can see what the real Wall looks like.  While the Wall was in Greis Park, all ballgames and other sports were cancelled in solemn reverence to the over 58,000 soldiers who were killed in Vietnam.  During the closing ceremonies on June 13th the Lynbrook Fire Department under the leadership of Chief Raymond Burke took part to honor those whose names appear on the Wall.  Truck Company brought both their ladders and the parade of veterans and service organizations marched underneath the American Flag draped between the two ladder trucks to pass in review of the Wall.  Yours truly was a member of the committee that brought the Wall to Lynbrook.   

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