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Pico Rivera Upcoming Display

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The AV Wall is honored to be invited to display our Vietnam Memorial at Smith Park in Pico Rivera this Memorial Day. With the theme of “Honoring Our Own”, the City of Pico Rivera will host The AV Wall from May 24 -27, 2024.  Local Vietnam War Gold Star families are encouraged to register to participate in the Wall assembly. They will be able to place their loved one’s panel in the Wall on May 24.   The City is pulling out all the stops to make sure they honor their Vietnam Veterans and families.
The event will include an Opening Ceremony on Friday, May 24; Candlelight Ceremony on Saturday, May 25; and Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27. The AV Wall display will be open 24 hours/day from 5pm, May 24 through 8am, May 28.
To volunteer, sign up for the Volunteer Training Meeting (May 9 at 1:00pm OR 6:00pm at Smith Park):https://signup.com/go/CEZNQJR
We look forward to a successful display in the patriotic City of Pico Rivera.
 

Rosamond Display Re-cap

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The Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall had a very successful display at Westpark Elementary School in Rosamond in November 2023. Hosted by the Southern Kern Unified School District, The Rosamond Chamber of Commerce, and the Rosamond Municipal Advisory Council, the six-day event provided educational and healing opportunities to the entire community.

Beginning with the over 100-vehicle escort from Palmdale storage to Westpark Elementary, the display was open 24 hours/day. Highlights of the display included the Candlelight Ceremony where the Cadet Corps presented folded flags to two local Gold Star Families and the Veterans Day Ceremony where Vietnam Veterans received the 50th Commemorative lapel pin.

Over 300 local students visited the Wall with their classmates to receive first-hand information from veterans about their military experience.  An essay contest allowed students the opportunity to express their appreciation to military veterans. Contest winners were announced on Veterans Day.

The AV Wall committee is extremely grateful to Rosamond for their incredible volunteers who made the display so successful.

AV Wall to Retire in November, 2025

The AV Wall Board has voted to retire The Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall after the November, 2025 display in Palmdale. The decision was made after much discussion and prayer.
 
Our Board and Committee’s dedication and our incredible volunteers are what help make The AV Wall so special. We have touched the lives of thousands of people.
 
Our Wall has traveled much more than we ever imagined. It was never intended to be on permanent outdoor display. The material cannot withstand the elements for a long period of time.
 
We are not certain what “retirement” means exactly for The AV Wall, but we know when the time comes we will do what is best to honor the men and women on our Memorial Wall.
 
Please direct any questions regarding The AV Wall retirement to Stacia Nemeth, Mike Bertell, or Linda Willis.
 

Point Man AV Meets Every Tuesday

Point Man Antelope Valley (PMAV) meets every Tuesday evening, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Antelope Valley College Veteran Center.

For meeting information, please call Mike Bertell at 661-524-6408.