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Copiague Students Get Firsthand Look at Vietnam Memorial

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Students from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School’s leadership class and Copiague Middle School’s civics class– along with Town of Babylon historian Mary Cascone – visited the Wall that Heals at Tanner Park in Copiague on Oct. 6.

The Wall that Heals is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The 53-foot trailer that carries The Wall That Heals transforms to become a mobile Education Center. The exterior of the trailer features a timeline of “The War and The Wall” and provides additional information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The additional exhibits gave students a better understanding of the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the collection of items left at The Wall. The tour was led by a Vietnam Veteran Memorial Fund staff member.

Copiague students also learned about six Vietnam veterans from their town who are memorialized on the wall: Woodrow William Adams – Class of 1968; Lawrence Joseph DeFelice – Class of 1967; Hans Peter Lutz – Class of 1963; Dennis Gerard Murphy – Class of 1968; Daniel Gerard O’Connell – Class of 1968; and Donald F. Vaughan – Class of 1966.

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Date Added: 10/13/2023