60-mile ride helps measure the cost of
Honor guard escorts traveling Vietnam Wall
memorial from Canton to Ennis
By Susan Martz-Cothran, PGR and DAR member
Special to The Monitor
(Editorís note: the author lives in Tool with her husband,
who is a Patriot Guard Ride Captain.).
Earlier this month, I had the honor of a lifetime.
I escorted the Traveling Vietnam Wall, from Canton to Ennis.
The honor guard reaches its destination in Ennis, where the
exhibit helped raise funds for a permanent veterans memorial
there. Memorial Day is tomorrow, Monday, May 28.
The cavalcade included my husband, Dan Cothran, who served in
Vietnam, and 50 other motorcyclists, eight trikers, one World
War II jeep and 14 vintage automobiles from area clubs, also
shared this honor.
The Wall lists 58,479 service members who died in the Vietnam
War. The youngest was just 15 years old.
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