Carl D. Perkins Job Corps students had the honor of helping to assemble the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial for display at the Jenny Wiley Convention Center. The wall memorial is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. The original memorial stands six feet tall at center and covers nearly 300 feet from end to end.
This traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made to help veterans heal and rekindle friendships and allow family and friends who might not be able to travel to Washington, D.C., to visit the replica of the memorial that lists those who died in the war.
The replica memorial wall was on display at the Jenny Wiley Convention Center for the Appalachian Hospice annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon WHEN?. Perkins Job Corps students and staff have assisted with this event since it started three years ago. Students learned so much from talking to the veterans and listening to their stories.
Security students helped guests with parking and by directing them to the event, while Culinary students helped served area veterans.
Students stand proud in front of the memorial.