Thursday, October 29, 2015 – Throw Back Thursday – Lest We Forget – The Traveling Vietnam Wall is Coming to College Station – November 12 – 15.
Not all Throw Back Thursdays are pleasant memories. The Vietnam Conflict marks a time in our nation’s history where we as a nation divided on issues. Today we look back and remember the sacrifice and honor those who served and remember them.
The Museum of the American GI – located at 19124 Texas Highway 6 in College Station, will display “Lest We Forget,” a version of the wall scaled down to 80 percent that bears the names of the more than 58,000 Americans who died while serving during the Vietnam War.
November 12 – 15 The Museum of the American GI will host the Traveling Vietnam Wall. The schedule for the days can be found by clicking on the following link.
I have seen the Vietnam Wall at least four times in Washington D.C. and I have seen the traveling wall at least three times. It is different and memorable each time. I always touch the names of Corporal Ralph M. Smith (see Here’s What I’m Thinking – May 22, 2015.) and Captain John R. Baldridge, Jr. (see Here’s What I’m Thinking – May 21, 2015.)
As you can see from photograph for Captain Baldridge, note the symbol of the tiny cross beside his name. He is still MIA. He was also a Fighting Texas Aggie.
When one views The Wall one sees the 58,000 names of Americans who died during the Vietnam War. If you visit The Museum you will see the permanent display of the dog tags of those Texans who gave the greatest sacrifice. Imagine that for all 50 states.
Honor all of the brave men and women who served and sacrificed.