Ceremony Held at Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall
Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV )
Crowds gathered at the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall in Jerome this morning.
The ceremony was held at 10 a.m. and Governor Butch Otter served as a guest speaker.
The mission of the wall is to honor men and women who served in the war.
It is an 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial wall in Washington, D.C.
It features the name of every armed forces member that lost their life in the war.
Volunteers are available to help locate a specific name.
Mayor of Jerome David Davis explains his thoughts on the ceremony, saying, "as you walk along the wall it's really reverent and sacred as you participate in this and we just want to recognize our veterans who served our country and most importantly, those who have given their lives for our country."
The wall is located at Summit Elementary School and is open to the public.
A closing ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon at 2, the final day the wall will be in Jerome before it continues elsewhere.