Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall on display at Longwood park

Public invited to tour 300-foot replica of wall in Washington, D.C.

LONGWOOD, Fla. – Longwood police said the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be displayed at Reiter Park through Sunday.

The public is invited to tour the 300-foot replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., at the park at 301 West Warren Ave. in Longwood.

The wall honors more than 3 million Americans who served in the armed forces during the Vietnam War. Officials said it bears the names of 58,272 individual names of those who died during its duration.

A special opening ceremony held at 9 a.m. Thursday. Organizers said military, veterans, elected officials, special and honored guests will give remarks at the ceremony, which will then be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the wall.

The event is free and open to the public 24 hours a day commencing after the wreath laying ceremony. Organizers said there will be similar opening ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m. daily.

There will also be a special closing ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, followed by the retirement of the colors and the playing of Taps, organizers said.