Thursday, May 26, 2016

Traveling Vietnam Memorial Visits Fitz Casino for Memorial Day Weekend

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2016 at 4:23 PM

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A traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall will make its way to the grounds of the Fitz Casino & Hotel, Tunica in time for Memorial Day Weekend. This is its first visit to Tunica, Mississippi.

The memorial is 80% the size of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. It stands six feet tall at the center and covers nearly 300 feet from end to end. The wall will arrive at the Tunica Casino Factory Outlet Shoppes on Wednesday, May 25, and from there, it will be escorted by motorcade to the Fitz. . The motorcade will be greeted at the Fitz by the Tunica County Color Guard, the Rosa Fort High School Color Guard, and members of the school’s Air Force ROTC. Volunteers will be on hand to assist in assembling the wall, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The wall will be decorated on Thursday, May 26.

On Friday, May 27, the wall will open to visitors at 10:00 a.m. Admission is free, and the wall will be accessible around the clock. Candlelight vigils will be held each night at 9:00 p.m.

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, the closing ceremonies will begin at 2pm, though the wall will remain open until 10:00 p.m. Dignitaries scheduled to speak at the event will include Tunica Mayor Chuck Cariker, Sherriff K.C. Hamp, and representatives from the military.

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