FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum received at $20,000 donation to help install and maintain the Vietnam Wall. An official check presentation was held on Thursday.
“It takes your heart, and really you feel the expression of their gratitude, and that’s all we ask, we’re a humble group of people, that have experienced things that no one should have to experience,” said Patrick Fraizer, a vice commander.
The money is came from two different donors: BFGoodrich Manufacturing Plant is donating $10,000 and the $10,000 donation from United Steelworkers Local 715.
“This is just a small part of what we can do to help give back to the Fort Wayne community,” said Terry Redmile, plant manager. “Our Veterans Council at BFGoodrich already stepped up and we feel like our additional donation will benefit thousands of Vietnam veterans who served their country honorably and will help pay tribute to all those fallen heroes whose names are on that wall.”
The Vietnam Wall and the other monuments located on the grounds can be visited every day from dawn until dusk. The Museum is open Monday, Thursday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The wall is located at 2122 O’Day Rd.
For more information contact the Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum at 260-267-5022.