Veterans Honored On 25th Anniversary Of Wall South

November 12, 2017

Crowds gathered Saturday in Pensacola to observe Veterans Day and the 25th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Wall South Vietnam Memorial.l.

Mayor Hayward will formally recognize the dedicated community members that made its construction possible.

Following the Veterans Day Parade, Vice Admiral Jerry Unruh, USNRet. delivered his remarks as the ceremony’s keynote speaker.

The Pensacola Children’s Chorus also participated in the ceremony, performing patriotic favorites.

New granite plaques commemorating the key operations of the Vietnam War were also unveiled at the Wall South.

Prizes were also awarded to local area students who wrote essays on the subject “Why it is important for a community like Pensacola to have a park dedicated to honoring all veterans’ that made the ultimate sacrifice?”. They include four Northview High School NJROTC students — first place Rebekah Amerson and Katlin Roach’e and honorable mentions Crystalyn Daly and Savannah Steadham (pictured bottom).

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