Stunning traveling replica of Vietnam Memorial Wall in Tampa this weekend

Traveling replica here through Sunday
Posted at 2:49 AM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 06:52:37-04

58,318 names.

One of the most moving tributes to fallen U.S. military, the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., packs an emotional wallop.

For this weekend only, a stunning replica of “the Wall” visits Tampa’s gorgeous Veterans Memorial Park and Museum.

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall packs a wallop, too .

“Monuments about war are kind of sterile,” says Michael Burns, a POW from the Vietnam War. “But this represents the true cost of the war – most importantly, the human cost. Every one of these names is a story.”

The traveling version of the Wall is three-fifths the size of the original. It is six feet tall and nearly 300 feet long.

The Wall will be in Tampa through Sunday. Veterans Memorial Park is open 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. Admission is free.