Saturday, November 12, 2011

Carpenters Help Bring Vietnam Wall Replica to New York for Veterans Day

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In honor of Veterans Day, our members helped to build a memorial to the soldiers whose lives were lost during the Vietnam War.  Leading this effort and donating their time and skills, the carpenter team played a key role in erecting the Vietnam Wall replica at the Intrepid Museum.

The travelling memorial, a replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C., arrived at Manhattan’s Intrepid Museum on November 7th and is now open and free to the public.  The three-quarter-scale replica stands 8-feet tall, 240-feet long and has the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died during the war or are listed as missing.

Members of the Carpenters Union, many of them Vietnam Veterans and apprentices who joined through the Helmets to Hardhats program, devoted two days to put together the wall, which will be on display at the Intrepid until November 20.

Thanks to all of our members who volunteered their time and skill in memory of those who served.



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