THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Plan Honor Caravan To Escort Wall That Heals
Issue Date: August 16, 2018
The Wall That Heals Comes to Crivitz & Surrounding Communities
For many months you have been hearing about The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will be on display at the Crivitz Community Veterans Park August 30 through September 2. The day The Wall is fast approaching and the final details are coming together.
As part of this event which officially welcomes home our Vietnam veterans as well as honoring those over 58,000 men and women who gave their lives during that seemingly long ago war, The Wall That Heals committee is preparing a caravan through the communities of Menominee, Marinette, Peshtigo, Coleman, Pound and Crivitz. The trailer containing The Wall and Mobile Education Center will be escorted through these communities by area police and fire departments. The Wall That Heals will also be escorted by various service oriented motorcycle groups from our area. If you would like to be a part of this escort, please be at the VFW Hall at 3937 10th St. in Menominee, MI at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
The caravan will leave Menominee at 5 PM, Tuesday, Aug. 28 escorted by the Menominee Police and Sheriff's departments. It will travel down 10th Street to 10th Avenue crossing the Interstate Bridge at approximately 5:10 PM. The caravan will proceed through the City of Marinette under the guidance of the Marinette City Police and Marinette County Sheriff's department. The route through Marinette will be U.S. Highway 41 south to the City of Peshtigo, Exit #216, arriving approximately at 5:20 PM. The caravan will travel through Peshtigo along Business Highway 41 to County Highway B where it will turn west and continue to Coleman, arriving at 5:50 PM. The caravan will be escorted by the Coleman Police Department through Coleman, turning north on County Highway CP through Coleman and Pound to U.S. Highway 141 where it will continue north to Crivitz, arriving at 6:15 PM. In the rural areas of the County The Wall will be escorted by the Marinette County Sheriff's Department and Crivitz Police Department.
The caravan will circle through downtown Village of Crivitz forming a parade on the way to its final destination, Crivitz Community Veterans Park. Residents of the communities where The Wall is traveling are asked to line the streets during the parade and business owners to display their flags. The Wall will be officially welcomed to Crivitz with a ceremony in the John Shaffer Pavilion beginning at 6:30 PM. This welcome ceremony will include a flag raising ceremony by the Crivitz Memorial VFW Post 2063, the singing of the National Anthem by Talor Long and photo opportunities for the caravan escorts.
The Wall That Heals committee is asking all communities along the route to show your flag when The Wall comes through your town. Please take this opportunity to honor those who gave their lives fighting for the freedoms we so much love in America and to show our Vietnam veterans that they are loved, they will never be forgotten, and welcome them home.
For more information about The Wall That Heals Comes to Crivitz, including a detailed schedule of events, visit www.crivitz.com or Facebook.