Traveling Vietnam Wall

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall will be on display October 10-14 at Murrysville Community Park (4056 Wiestertown Rd. Export, PA 15632). Opening ceremony will be 6:00 on Wednesday October 10, after which the Wall will be open 24 hours per day until closing ceremony on Sunday, October 14 at 1:00 p.m. Several Veteran organizations will provide wreath laying ceremonies to honor fallen comrades. An honor escort will follow the Wall to the park at 11:00 am on Wednesday, beginning at Murrysville Alliance Church and traveling to Murrysville Community Park for setup. Please call 724-327-2100 ext. 115 or ext. 131 for more information.

Traveling Vietnam Wall flyer

Wednesday, October 10 AVTT Wall Escort

  • When: Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. and Kickstands up at 11:00 a.m.
  • Meeting Place: 1st Alliance Church (4130 Old William Penn Hwy, Murrysville, PA 15668)
  • Route Schedule: West on Old William Penn Hwy. to Route 22, East on RT 22 throught Murrysville to RT. 66 North, Left on Old William Penn Hwy, Right onto Hills Church Rd. and head to Murrysville Community Park.

AVTT Ceremony Schedule

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony

Bagpipes: Matt Peterson

Invocation: Bob Sloma

Presentation of the Colors: White Valley AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of Westmoreland County, Marine Corps League Det. #827, Marine Corps Reserves North Versailles, PA, American Legion Post #820

National Anthem: Megan Vargo

Pledge of Allegiance 

Speaker: Director of Recreation Carly Greene, USMC, Retired

Speaker: Commissioner Charles Anderson, Colonel, USMC, Retired

Introduction of American Legion: Bob DeMarcki

Distribution of Poppies

Gold Star Mother Rocker Presentation

Wreath Laying:

  • Gold Star Mothers
  • Gold Star Siblings
  • Yingling Family in memory of Sgt Harry Patrick Yingling, KIA 7/19/1969
  • Van Dyke Family in memory of PFC Deane S Van Dyke, Jr, KIA 4/28/1966

Taps: Kevin Gibbons

Retiring of the Colors

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Presentation of the Colors: American Legion Post 711, Murrysville, PA

Wreath Laying:

  • American Legion District 31
  • White Valley AMVETS Post 85

Taps: Jim Mullen

Retiring of the Colors

Friday, October 12, 2018 a 6:00 p.m.

American Legion Post 18, Slickville, PA

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Daughters of the American Revolution

Marine Corps League Detachment 827, Springdale, PA

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Presentation of the Colors: White Valley AMVETS Post 85


National Anthem

Speaker: Mayor Regis J. Synan

Speaker: Mr. Tom Fitzgerald, US Army

Benediction: Pastor Daniel B. Lawrence

TAPS: Kevin Gibbons 


Retiring of the Colors