Replica of Vietnam Memorial Wall on display to honor veterans

By Staff

The University of Colorado Denver campus will host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, a scaled-down replica of Washington's Vietnam Memorial Wall.

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute will be on display Nov. 5-6 at Lawrence Street Park on the University of Colorado Denver campus.

The exhibit is a replica (80 percent of the original's size) of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and pays tribute to the men and women who have served and are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It will be hosted by the UC Denver Office of Student Life.

The Buckley Honor Guard will conduct opening ceremonies at noon Thursday, Nov. 5, with welcoming remarks and speakers, including members of the Board of Regents, to follow. At noon Friday, Nov. 6, U.S.S. Indianapolis survivor Paul J. Murphy will talk about his experience during the deadliest naval disaster in U.S. history. Four days after delivering the atomic bomb to Tinian Island in 1945, the ship was torpedoed and sank. Only 317 of the 1,196 men on board survived.

The exhibit is free and will be open to the public round the clock during the two days. The park is at 900 Auraria Parkway, in front of St. Cajetan's Church. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 303-556-3399 or