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AV Wall Founding Member, Bob Evans, Passed Away on April 6, 2017

The Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall family is saddened by the loss of our beloved brother Bob Evans, a founding member of the organization.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 15 from 11am – noon at

VVW Post 3000

4342 West Avenue L, Quartz Hill, CA

Please join us to celebrate Bob’s life and share stories and memories.

Montebello, 2017

The AV Wall was on display at Montebello City Park from April 13 through April 17.  The event was hosted by The Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 22 and The City of Montebello. Thank you to the citizens of Montebello, the City Staff, local veterans groups, and the Lions Club for making the display a success. The AV Wall was visited by multitudes of people over the four-day display, with much healing taking place at The Wall.

AV Wall Helps Reunite Family with Vietnam Veteran’s Certificates

AV Press Article March 9, 2017

 

 

Lt. Fender presents lost certificates to Jim Jacobs

 

An amazing series of events, including research on the AV Wall Facebook page, helped to reunite the family of William Jacobs with the certificates from his Vietnam service, including the letter from President Johnson expressing grief at Private Jacobs’ death.

We are privileged to have been part of this touching recovery and presentation.  Read the story on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

Signs + Designs – AV Wall Fabricator gets coverage in AV Press

April Graves and the staff at Signs + Designs in Palmdale created and maintain the AV Wall. AV Press February 24, 2017

 

Palmdale, 2016

The Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall was on display in November, 2016 at The Palmdale Amphitheater at Marie Kerr Park in Palmdale, CA.  The display honored Gold Star Families of the Vietnam War.

The inaugural Essay Contest coincided with the annual Palmdale display.  Nearly 100 local students, grades 4 through 12, submitted essays.  The winners read their essays at ceremonies during the five-day display.

Elementary Level: What is a military veteran? How and why should we properly honor our veterans?

Winner: Nicholas Ryan Howlett

                   4th Grade at Gregg Anderson Academy

Middle School Level: What is the most appropriate manner to honor the families of fallen soldiers (Gold Star Families)? Why is this important?

Winner: Lillian Collado

                   8th Grade at Hillview Middle School

High School Level: Research one person on the Wall and write a letter to his/her family honoring their loved one’s sacrifice.

Winner: Persja Moore

11th Grade at Lancaster High School