Buckhannon Veterans Cemetery
Vietnam Veterans Of America Mobile Wall
Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home was honored and privileged to host the West Virginia Vietnam Veterans of America Mobile Wall during the annual Strawberry Festival celebration. The wall arrived at noon on Wednesday, May 17th and departed on Friday, May 19th just prior to the Firemen's parade. The wall was guarded 24/7 by a team of dedicated Veterans.
Mobile Wall Facts:
- The wall is made up of 12 panels depicting 732 West Virginian’s who were killed, held as POW and those listed as MIA. This list of brave West Virginians is a list of true heroes that gave their lives in Vietnam for their country and this proud state.
- The panels are 2 feet wide by 4 feet in height, made of a light composite material. The length of the wall is 13 feet on each of the 2 sided sections bringing the total length of the wall to 26 feet
- The mobile wall does not have a permanent home and the intent of the WV State Council is to have it visit every county in the state.
- The Mobile Wall was made possible by generous contributions from individuals, members of the business community, Veterans Service Organizations, other Community Service Organizations and local government agencies.
If you would like to make a donation to continue the mission of the “wall” please contact:
West Virginia State Council
P.O. Box 49
Nemours, WV 24738
Source: West Virginia State Council
The Funeral Home will assist in obtaining a government marker and applying for benefits.
Looking for more information on Veterans? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has the answers you are looking for. From Headstones, Markers & Medallions, to Burial Allowance & even forms, you can find this resourceful information on their website at: www.va.gov