INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
West 46th Street and 12th Avenue at Hudson River Park
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VIETNAM MEMORIAL TO TRAVEL THROUGH GREATER NEW YORK
WHERE IT WILL BE DISPLAYED AT INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7
FIRST TIME THE MEMORIAL WILL EVER BE DISPLAYED IN MANHATTAN
The Dignity Memorial® Vietnam Wall, a traveling, three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C will make its way from Staten Island to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Monday, November 7th from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM.
A motorcade of motorcycles escorting the memorial through Greater New York will leave UA Stadium Theatre in Staten Island at 9:30 AM. From there, the Wall will cross the Goethals Bridge to the New Jersey Turnpike, go over the George Washington Bridge, head south on Broadway to 49th Street, turn west onto the West Side Highway and then south to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (located at Pier 86 – 46th Street and West Side Highway), where it will then be assembled and remain until Sunday, November 20.
The Dignity Memorial® Vietnam Wall stands eight feet tall and stretches 240 feet long. It is inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died in combat or are currently listed as missing in Vietnam. Since its creation in 1990 by the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, the traveling monument has been displayed in more than 200 cities across the country.This marks the first time the Memorial will be displayed in Manhattan, where it will be open to the public, at no cost, at Pier 86 until Sunday, November 20.
The Dignity Memorial® Vietnam Wall is sponsored by these local funeral providers: Riverside Memorial Chapel, Frank E. Campbell The Funeral Chapel, Andrett Funeral Home, Chas. Peter Nagel Funeral Directors, Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home and Gramercy Park Memorial Chapel. For more information on the Dignity Memorial® Vietnam Wall please visit: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/dm20/en_US/main/dm/veterans/vietnam-wall-
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is proudly supported by Bank of America.
DATE: Monday, November 7
TIME: 9:30 AM: Memorial leaves Staten Island
11:00 AM: Memorial arrives at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
PLACE: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue)