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Vietnam Memorial traveling wall finds home in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - Sunday the Vietnam Memorial traveling wall found its new home at the National Infantry Museum. 

More than 1,000 bikers, veterans and their families from several states were in attendance at the NIM to see the arrival of the wall.

The wall is dedicated to the veterans of the Vietnam War and honors all service men and women. Museum president Ben Williams say that he was happy to have the wall in Columbus. "W
e're just excited about the days ahead when we're able to install the wall out here and make it available for everyone to come take a look at it," he says.

The bikers in attendance were honored to escort the wall and show support for their county. Chris Hundley of the Blue Knights of Alabama, spoke about what the event meant to him. He says, "We always have a bad rap as motorcyclists. They're always thinking, you know, that we're bad people but we aren't. We do a lot of charity things."

Director of marketing events for the Chattahoochee Office of Harley-Davidson, Carson Bayer says the bikers were a large part of the event. "I will say from experience that bikers are the most philanthropic and patriot group there is in this nation, hand's down," she says.

Williams says the wall will be at the National Infantry Museum for the next five years. The museum will dedicate the wall on March 21.

Jessi Mitchell

Jessi joined the WRBL news team in October 2012 after working as a freelance production assistant for MTV Networks in Los Angeles.
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