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February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #280March 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm #2522
The Wall that Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC, will be making its only Texas stop in Taylor, TX, on Wednesday, 24 March. The organizers of this display have invited the PGR to participate in a procession of the Wall into town. We are also invited stick around and help set it up after arrival.
The memorial display will be open to the public from Thursday, 25 March to Sunday, 28 March. A special event is planned for that Saturday evening, 7 pm, which will include a candlelight service and aircraft flyover during the National Anthem. The display will be located at the SW corner of Main and Mallard, just east of St. Johns Community Hospital. Map link: tinyurl.com/MemorialWall
Visit vvmf.org/116.cfm for more information about this traveling exhibit.
Date/Time: Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 8:30 am
Location: HEB # 593 parking lot, 100 Carlos G Parker Blvd NW, Taylor, TX 76574
Directions: The HEB is located at the intersection of Hwy 95 and FM 397, NW corner, about 2 miles north of downtown Taylor. Traveling east on Hwy 79 from Austin, just before entering Taylor, turn north (left) onto the Carlos G Parker Blvd/FM 397 loop. Follow it 3.5 miles to the store parking lot on your left. Map link: tinyurl.com/HEBTaylor
8:15 – 8:45 am staging
8:45 am briefing
9:00 am KSU to Wall rendezvous point.
Notes: Please arrive to the staging fed, fueled, and hydrated. There is fuel available at the staging. We will travel from the Taylor staging up Hwy 95 about 35 miles to the Wall rendezvous point SE of Temple.
Wall rendezvous point:
For those who wish to travel directly to the Wall rendezvous point where the procession is to begin, it is located in Temple near the SW corner of MLK and Hwy 190 in a large parking lot just east of Bethel Church. There is fuel available at a Shell station across the street. Map link: tinyurl.com/WallRendezvous
Wall rendezvous point timeline:
9:40 – 10:10 am staging
10:10 am briefing
10:20 am procession departure for Taylor.
Wx: As this event is a week away, check the weather at that time and plan accordingly. Please bring your own drinking water.
Ride Captain: Steve Von Roeder, email@example.com cell 512-466-5769
Asst RC: Sam Warren
Please remember that our mission is to honor the more than 58,000 fallen whose names appear on this Wall and pay our respect to their sacrifice.March 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm #2528
Here's an article from the Taylor newspaper about the memorial display:
http://taylordailypress.net/articles/2010/03/21/news/news01.txtMarch 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm #2529
it's probably going to be cloudy and there is a small chance of showers later in the day Wednesday. you might pack your rain gear.
CannonballMarch 23, 2010 at 10:42 pm #2530
i'll be there.:DMarch 24, 2010 at 11:08 pm #2531March 25, 2010 at 1:23 pm #2532
Thanks to everyone who attended this ride. As it turned out, the weather was not a factor. The Wall is up !
CannonballMarch 25, 2010 at 10:39 pm #2533
the wall was great. that was extremely emotional and i was happy to be part of it:DMarch 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm #2534
Yea i am going to head out that way this afternoon….March 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm #2538
Here's a video piece shot at the Wall Saturday afternoon right before the ceremony.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0mRyh83Sko&feature=player_embeddedMarch 30, 2010 at 2:07 am #2540
Very nicely done, Tony. Thanks for posting that link.
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