Vietnam Combat Veterans Moving Wall at Elmore, Ohio
August 11, 2012
Ron Distel, who served in Vietnam and is the commissioner of the Ottawa County Veteran’s Service Commission coordinated the effort to host the Vietnam Combat Veterans Moving Wall in Elmore, Ohio from August 9 - August 13. Deepest thanks go out to volunteers and donors for a nearly three-year effort to bring the "Moving Wall" to Elmore, Ohio.
On an overcast Saturday, many walked quietly, respectfully, looking for a name - touching a name of a fallen hero who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and their comrades. Mr. Distel says that the Wall has an amazing effect on those who see it. "It's a healing experience...hallowed ground. A piece of our life that we left over there. All of us have buddies whose names are on that wall."
And so it is. We remember. We pay tribute.