In June, the largest of the Vietnam travelling walls is scheduled to be on display in Delta, compliments of the local veterans organizations, Elks, and local businesses. Members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3571, Harry A. White American Legion Post 65 and their auxiliaries are working with the Elks regional veterans coordinator, the City of Delta, and local businesses to "make it happen."
"The Wall" will be set up and ready for visitors on June 6, the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the D-day invasion of Normandy by the United States and her allies. The wall will be open to the public until Sunday, June 9.
The main fundraiser to bring the wall to Delta will be a pig roast to be held at the Delta Elks Lodge from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29. For only $8 per person, or $25 for a family of four, enjoy a supper of pulled pork, coleslaw, beans and a roll. A whole hog, donated by Taylor Livestock Producers, will be cooked by local veteran Swede Carlson on site. For additional information, contact Mat Gallegos, the chair of the wall committee, at 589-6909, or Sandy Baker at 314-0964. Tickets are available from members of the veterans organizations and their auxiliaries.