The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall exhibit has arrived in Columbus. After a parade through the city Thursday morning, organizers assembled the half-sized replica at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds for a five-day stay. Organizers say that the exhibit will be open, and guarded 24-hours a day. It is free to visit, though good-will donations are being accepted.
A special welcoming ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. That will include remarks from Mayor Jim Lienhoop, special music from Southern Indiana Pipes & Drums, as well as a three volley salute and the playing of “Taps” by the American Legion Post #24 Color Guard. You are invited.