An event to honor veterans will be held at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds. American Legion Post #24 is inviting you to visit “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
This free event, which is open to the public, begins at noon on July 27th and runs through 10 a.m. on July 31st. It will be open, and guarded, 24 hours a day. Organizers say that this exhibit honors all veterans from all wars.
Prior to setting up at the fairgrounds, organizers say that a parade route will take the wall through Columbus. That will begin at 9 a.m. inside the Sam’s Club parking lot on the west side of the city. The law enforcement-escorted parade route follows State Road 46 East towards Columbus, east on Second Street, looping north following Central Avenue to 10th Street. The parade then turns east on 10th Street to U.S 31 and turns north. The procession then proceeds north/northwest on U.S. 31 to 25th Street and turns west until it turns south on Washington Street and travels through downtown Columbus. The route then heads west on Third Street and follows State Road 11 to County Road 200 South near the fairgrounds. The parade will then land the display in place for viewing in the fairgrounds midway area.