Join us as we Wash The Viet Nam Memorial Wall on April 25, 2015
Clean The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial - April 25, 2015
HURRY - Times A-Waisting!! Sign up through Brother Dave Hermann
Our task is simple; clean the East and West walls and police the surrounding grounds around the memorial. The National Park Service provides the cleaning supplies, e.g., hoses, rags, ladders, brushes, soap, etc. for this effort. Our responsibility; supply the work force to make it happen. It takes approximately two hours to clean, wash, and police the memorial. This activity is open to all Brother Knights, family members, and friends. In addition, don’t forget to pass the word about this special event to your fellow knights at your next council and assembly meeting.
The VVM stands prominently on the National Mall just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial. The memorial currently consists of three separate parts: the Three Soldiers Statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the VVM Wall, which is the best-known part of the memorial. American architect Maya Lin designed the Memorial Wall.
More than 58,000 names are inscribed on the polished black granite wall of the men and women who gave their lives or still missing in action. The wall’s mirror like finish reflects the images of the surrounding trees, lawns and monuments. There are two walls, East and West walls. The East wall is pointing to the Washington Monument while the West wall points to the Lincoln Memorial. Each wall is 246.75 feet long, composed of 70 separate inscribed granite panels, plus 4 panels at the end without names. The panels themselves are 40 inches in width and at the vertex; the walls are 10.1 feet in height.
Here are the particulars about this project:
Event: Clean the VVM
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Woodbridge Muster Time & Car Pool Location: 5:45 am, Kelley Council Hall (13386 Telegraph Road, Wdbg, VA 22192)
Transportation Mode: Car Pool/Caravan to the VVM
Report Location: VVM (23rd St. NW & Constitution Ave., Washington, DC, 20037) NLT 6:30 am
Parking: Anywhere along Constitution Avenue or Ohio Drive (Map will be provided upon request)
Dress: Be prepared to get a little wet. Dress for the weather as well.
Event Duration: 6:30 – 8:30 am
If you plan to participate in this event, please notify me as soon as possible but NLT 22 April. Again, participation in this service project is open to all Virginia District Knights, their family members, and friends.