By: Elizabeth Anderson
FM welcomed the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall from September 8 through September 12, to honor the 58,272 fallen Vietnam War service members.
It was brought to FM by local law enforcement and was greeted with an opening ceremony on the morning of Friday, September 8.
Standing six feet tall and stretching approximately 300 feet from end to end, the wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.
Margaret DiGiacomo, a Traveling Memorial Wall visitor said, “It’s wonderful to see something like that but it’s still very disheartening and hard to believe so many young people passed away.”
According to the college President Dustin Swanger, the event was a great success, with more than 4,000 students, staff and community members visiting the wall throughout its five days on campus.
The event was coordinated by the FM Veteran Club, who raised $10,000 and provided volunteers for the event.