A light drizzle wasn’t enough to deter a large group of volunteers from working together to assemble The Wall That Heals Wednesday at Stephenville City Park.
The traveling exhibit honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War, and it bears the names of more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The exhibit arrived in Stephenville on Tuesday. (For video of that arrival, visit the E-T’s Facebook page.)
Julie Smith, manager of Stephenville Tourism and Visitors Bureau, said about 100 volunteers showed up to help.
“There were so many people here including local first responders and all of Tarleton athletics. They were wonderful,” Smith said. “Students at White Horse Christian Academy were here until the job was done. They had a lesson on the Vietnam War (Tuesday) and they came ready to help.”
There will be an opening ceremony at 7 p.m. tonight at the Recreation Hall.
Mayor Doug Svien is expected to give opening remarks followed by a keynote address by Col. Richard Petronis.
The exhibit is free and open to the public through 2 p.m. Sunday.