Thatcher to host traveling Vietnam Wall

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THATCHER — The traveling Vietnam Wall will be in Thatcher later this spring.

“June 10 through the 14,” said Thatcher Town Manager Heath Brown. “It arrives in town on Wednesday night, set up is supposed to be done by 10 Thursday morning, it runs through Sunday and Monday morning it is disassembled.”

Former Mayor Bob Rivera led the effort to get the wall in Thatcher. During its time in town, it will be placed in the soccer fields next to Thatcher Park, facing U.S. Highway 70.

The traveling Vietnam Wall is a replica of the memorial in Washington, D.C. It’s formed by 140 panels, measuring a combined 375 feet long and 7.5 feet tall. It’s made of synthetic granite and is engraved with more than 58,000 names. It also has LED lighting so the wall can be viewed day or night.