Traveling Vietnam Memorial setting up in Spencer Co. - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Traveling Vietnam Memorial setting up in Spencer Co.

SPENCER CO., IN (WFIE) -

A traveling veteran's memorial arrived just in time for a September 11th tribute in Spencer County. 

The Wall that Heals is a 350 foot replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.  

Frank Richey, a local veteran who spent 20 years in the Army, organized a committee to bring the wall to Grandview, a town of less than 900 people.

Together they raised $11,000 thanks to donations from local American Legions, VFW's, and some chapters of Rolling Thunder.

Hundreds of local students will be stopping by for field trips over the next few days and Richey hopes people from all over the Tri-State will come see the wall. For him and his wife especially, it's been a lot of hard work. 

"I didn't want the summer to get over with, but I couldn't wait for this day to come. Yesterday coming down the highway, escorting the wall to the town, I got a big head. Yeah, I'm excited," Richey said.  

If you'd like to see it, you can stop by the Grandview Ball Park. It's open from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. 

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