A three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial, “The Wall,” is coming to Rogers State University in Claremore from June 6 to 10, 2018 and is available for viewing 24 hours a day.
Oklahoma Military Academy Alumni Association is bring The Wall to RSU to honor veterans who fought in the Vietnam War. The display will escorted from the Cherokee Casino in Catoosa beginning at 3:15 on Tuesday, June 5, then it be available twenty-four hours a day once it is set up. You can learn more about the display from the RSU website.
You are invited to welcome the Wall by lining Will Rogers Blvd. from Lynn Riggs Blvd. to the RSU campus. It will be arriving in Claremore at approximately 4:00 p.m. with escorts from area law enforcement agencies and fire departments. RSU has a limited number of flags available for waving as the wall makes it way down Will Rogers Blvd. They may be picked up from the OMA Alumni office in Meyer Hall on the RSU campus.
Schedule of events
Tuesday, June 5, approximately 4:00 p.m. – Welcome the wall as it travels to the RSU campus.
Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 p.m. – Training session for volunteers on the RSU campus in the parking lot west of Centennial Center. Look for the Wall That Heals educational van.
Wednesday, June 6, approximately 2:30 p.m. – Once the wall is completely set up it will be open to the public 24 hrs a day until Sunday, June 10, at approximately 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 7, 11:00 a.m. – Special Community Ceremony at The Wall That Heals to honor and remember the 987 men and women from Oklahoma, 19 soldiers from Rogers and Mayes Counties, and the 21 Oklahoma Military Academy Cadets who were killed in action during the Vietnam War.
Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9 – 2018 Oklahoma Military Academy reunion on the Rogers State University campus.
Saturday, June 9, 9:15 a.m. – Special ceremony at The Wall That Heals to honor and remember the 21 Oklahoma Military Academy cadets who were killed in action during the Vietnam War.
Sunday, June 10, approximately noon – The Wall That Heals will begin to be taken down .
For additional information, please call Harry Simpson at 918-798-9857.