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The American Veterans Traveling Tribute/Vietnam Traveling Wall is coming to the Youngstown State University campus, Thursday, May 15 through Sunday, May 18.

The 360-foot long Wall, an 80-percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., will be open for viewing around the clock in the M22 parking lot on Wood Street on the YSU campus.

Free parking is available in the M3 parking lot on West Rayen Avenue. Handicap parking will be available near the wall on Wood Street.

The event is presented by the YSU Office of Veterans Affairs, with the support and sponsorship of the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission and The Home Depot of Boardman.

Among the ceremonies that will be held in conjunction with the Traveling Wall’s presence on campus:

Wednesday, May 14, approximately 4:30 p.m., welcome ceremony.

Thursday, May 15, opening ceremony, 2 p.m.

Saturday, May 17, 8 p.m., candlelight vigil.

Sunday, May 18, noon, closing ceremony.

In addition, at 10 a.m. Friday, May 16, at the site of the Traveling Wall, YSU will hold its annual Reading of the Names Ceremony, remembering YSU employees and students who died while on active military duty. YSU’s annual Armed Forces Appreciation Luncheon will follow in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.

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