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11-13-02, 06:46 AM #1
Virtual Wall Allows Public To Reach Out To Vietnam
American Forces Press Service reports that the Virtual Wall is run by volunteers whose only purpose is to provide an alternate way for people to remember those lost in Vietnam. Nov. 13 is the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the actual Wall on the national Mall. Government officials and veterans groups are planning reunions and presentations at the Wall on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and throughout that week to mark the occasion. Visitors to the virtual site can also submit notes and photographs to be placed on memorial pages dedicated to individuals whose names are on the true Wall. Not all the Wall's names are memorialized on the Website, but thousands are -- mostly sent in by family members and friends. Those wishing to build individual memorials have these limits: The site is free of commercial or political endorsements and the language is suitable for children to read.
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