Moving Memorial

Simi Valley resident came out to wave American flags as the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall made its way to Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday morning, May 22. Visitors came to the Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park later in the dat, Thursday. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers WAITING FOR THE WALL- Ryan Chase, 6 of Simi Valley, holds tight to a large flag while he waits for the replica of the Vietnam Wall Memorial to drive down Alamo Street on it’s way to Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
WAITING FOR THE WALL- Ryan Chase, 6 of Simi Valley, holds tight to a large flag while he waits for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall to drive down Alamo Street on it’s way to Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers DELIVERING THE WALL- Escorted by hundreds of motorcycles the replica of the Vietnam Wall Memorial travels down Alamo Street on it’s way to Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
DELIVERING THE WALL- Escorted by hundreds of motorcycles the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall travels down Alamo Street on it’s way to Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers WAITING FOR THE WALL- Third grader Serena Rodriguez, 9, joins her doll in waving a flag while waiting for the replica of the Vietnam Wall Memorial to drive by the Good Shepherd Lutheran School on Thursday, May 22.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
WAITING FOR THE WALL- Third grader Serena Rodriguez, 9, joins her doll in waving a flag while waiting for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall to drive by the Good Shepherd Lutheran School on Thursday, May 22.

 

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers DELIVERING THE WALL- Students at Good Shepherd Lutheran Schhol wave as the replica of the Vietnam Wall Memorial is escorted by hundreds of motorcycles down Alamo Street on it’s way to Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
DELIVERING THE WALL- Students at Good Shepherd Lutheran Schhol wave as the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall is escorted by hundreds of motorcycles down Alamo Street on it’s way to Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.

 

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers DELIVERING THE WALL- The kindergartner class at Good Shepherd Lutheran School look for the replica of the Vietnam Wall Memorial to pass down Alamo Street on it’s way to Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
WAVING TO THE WALL- The kindergartner class at Good Shepherd Lutheran School look for the  Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall to pass down Alamo Street on it’s way to Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.

  RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers SALUTE- Vietnam vet Ted Mikolyski of Simi Valley salutes the American flag during Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
SALUTE- Vietnam vet Ted Mikolyski of Simi Valley salutes the American flag during Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers REMEMBERING- Vietnam vet Vincent Jones of Simi Valley touches names written on the wall during Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
REMEMBERING- Vietnam vet Vincent Jones of Simi Valley touches names written on the wall during Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers SUPPORTING OUR VETS- Dawn Peterson of Simi Valley gives Vietnam vet Vincent Jones of Simi Valley a hug during Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.  Peterson didn’t know Jones but said, ” he looked like he could use a hug.”


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
SUPPORTING OUR VETS- Dawn Peterson of Simi Valley gives Vietnam vet Vincent Jones of Simi Valley a hug during Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22. Peterson didn’t know Jones but said, ” he looked like he could use a hug.”

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers TAPS- Augie Anderson salutes during the playing of Taps at the  Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
TAPS- Augie Anderson salutes during the playing of Taps at the Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers MEMORIAL- Nathan Locke of Simi Valley prays during Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
MEMORIAL- Nathan Locke of Simi Valley prays during Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers FINDING NAMES- Oscar and Barbara Rivera of Simi Valley look for names of four men from his hometown during Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
FINDING NAMES- Oscar and Barbara Rivera of Simi Valley look for names of four men from his hometown during Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers MEMORIAL- Flags hold pictures of fallen servicemen at the Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
MEMORIAL- Flags hold pictures of fallen servicemen at the Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers MEMORIAL- Maven Mikolski, 4 of Simi Valley, waves a flag while sitting on her father, Tony, shoulders during Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.


RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers
MEMORIAL- Maven Mikolski, 4 of Simi Valley, waves a flag while sitting on her father, Tony, shoulders during Opening Ceremony for the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Thursday, May 22.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmail

Comments are closed.