Vietnam Traveling Wall & Field of Crosses

Start date: September 15, 2021

End date: September 19, 2021

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Location
Custenborder Field
449 Riverside Drive
Sidney, Ohio 45365

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The AVTT-TWF Traveling Wall is a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Accompanying the Vietnam Wall this year will be a Field of Crosses, surrounded by flags.  In total, 1,000 crosses will be displayed to honor all US soldiers who have perished while on active duty between 1975 and today.

The wall will be escorted to Sidney by a motorcycle parade on Wednesday evening September 15th beginning in Wapakoneta, Ohio at 5:30 p.m. The parade will end at Custenborder Field where a brief ceremony will be held.

Set up of the Wall will begin on Thursday September 16th at 7:00 a.m. An opening ceremony will be held Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m.

Guest speaker Col. David Taylor will present a children’s program on Friday September 17th at 10:00 a.m. A Patriotic Concert will be presented by the Sidney Civic Band later this same day at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday September 18th from Noon to 4:00 p.m., you’ll enjoy the 4th Annual Tawawa Park Cruise-In. A second Patriotic Concert by the Sidney Civic Band will begin at 6:00 p.m.

On Sunday September 19th at 10:30 a.m., a Christian church service will be held with Rev. Phil Chilcote officiating. A Closing Ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. and the Wall dismantled immediately after.

Please be aware that the schedule above is subject to change. Those interested can contact The Shelby County Historical Society at (937) 498-1653 for more information.