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Caravan"A large caravan of motorcycles and vehicles was seen traveling to Crivitz on Tuesday, Aug. 28 to escort the truck housing The Wall that Heals as it made its way to Crivitz. The semi-truck containing the wall is pictured as it drives through Peshtigo.

Large Caravan Welcomes Wall That Heals To Crivitz

Issue Date: August 29, 2018

A large caravan that started in Menominee, Mi. and traveled through Marinette, Peshtigo, Coleman, Pound and ended in Crivitz welcomed the Wall That Heals to the area. The Wall was escorted by police and fire departments along the way. Departments involved in the escort included the Crivitz Police Dept., Marinette County Sheriff's Dept., Peshtigo Police Dept., and Coleman Police Dept. Fire Departments from the Cities of Menominee, Marinette, Peshtigo, and Villages of Coleman, Pound and Crivitz also participated. The Rolling Thunder motorcycle group road as an honor guard for the truck carrying the Wall.

John Deschane, Village of Crivitz president said the out pouring from people all along the route was overwhelming. "The people of Marinette County deserve a big thank you for standing in the rain as the caravan passed by" he added, "it was gratifying to see the number of people who really care about our veterans". In the City of Peshtigo, a huge banner on Oconto Avenue read "Gone But Not Forgotten" it was held high by log trucks from Frank's Logging which allowed the caravan to pass underneath. In the Village of Pound, the American flag was stretched across Main Street by two fire department ladder trucks that allowed the caravan to pass by.

People from all over the area will have the opportunity Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday in Crivitz to say good-bye to those who have given their lives in service to our country during the Vietnam War. This will also be an opportunity to take part in properly welcoming home those who served during the Vietnam War.

The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial which is located in Washington D.C. The Wall, as it has become known, contains the names of the over 58,000 men and women who died during their service in Vietnam also listed are the names of the 1500 plus service members who are missing as a result of their service in Vietnam. The Wall will be displayed at Crivitz Community Veterans Park located at 515 Park Place in Crivitz. It will be available for viewing from 9:00 AM Thursday morning, all day and all night regardless of weather, until closing at 3:00 PM on Sunday afternoon. Everyone is invited to come and participate in this historic event. While there take the time to read the names of those who gave their lives fighting for what we all cherish, our freedom and to say goodbye to loved ones and friends; and to give comfort to someone who is grieving over a loved one whose name is on The Wall.

There will be a number of presentations to recognize the fallen as well as the veterans during the four day event. Guest speakers and musical presentations are scheduled. Each morning will begin with the singing of our national anthem. Each day will close with the playing of taps by Crivitz High School Band members Della Goldberg and Joey Pickett. The closing ceremony on Sunday will end with echo taps by the Vietnam Vets of America.

This opportunity begins Thursday, August 30, at 9:00 AM and will continue through Sunday, September 2, at 3:00 PM. The Wall That Heals committee invites everyone to partake of this opportunity to honor our fallen heroes and returned veterans.

The schedule for the four day event starts Thursday, Aug. 30 with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m., Raising of Flags-Crivitz VFW Post 2063, Daniel J. Zimmerman, Secretary of WI Department of Veterans Affairs, reading of names; at 6 p.m. Salute to america, Don Landwehr, Vietnam Veteran and Former Navy Seal, Jeff Mursay, WI assembly Rep. district 36, music by The Remnants Barbershop Chorus, music by Common Thread.

Friday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. is music by Surrendered Heart.

On Saturday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. is Salute to Veterans, Christopher Deschane, Iraq Veteran and former Air Force Captain, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Andrew Ertl, Office of Congressman Mike Gallagher, 8th District, Rolling Thunder, POW/MIA Missing Man Table Ceremony; at 8:30 p.m. is Candlelight Vigil and reading of names.

Sunday, Sept. 2 at 1:30 p.m. is closing ceremony, Rev. David Pleuss, 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army Reserve, reading of names, Rolling Thunder Flag Folding Ceremony honoring local Gold Star families; at 3 p.m. is Lowering of Flags, Crivitz VFW Post 2063, Echo Taps, Vietnam Vets of American Ch. 224, and official closing at 3:30 p.m.


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