Honoring fallen soldiers, memorial wall comes to Lufkin

By Holley Nees - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The American Veterans Tribute set up The Traveling Wall in Thursday in Lufkin at the V.F.W. post on 1800 Ford Chapel Road.

The wall is in remembrance of those that lost their lives fighting for our country. It took several hours to assemble the 370 foot wall. It is 80 percent the size of the memorial in Washington.  However, it includes all of the same names. Veterans came by to pay tribute to their fellow soldiers and friends.

"It has a special meaning to me because I lost a lot of friends there. A lot of guys that I was with," said Vietnam Veteran Kenneth James.

There was also a tribute to the fallen soldiers of Operation Enduring Freedom. The wall is open to the public 24 hours a day and it will stay up through Memorial Day. They will take it down Tuesday at 7 a.m.