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A member of the Michigan Vietnam Replica Wall escort motorcade thanks veterans for their service as the wall is delivered and set up at James J. Keeley Park.

By Jeff Steers
JTV News

(August 7, 2022 4:13 PM) That rumble heard across northern Jackson County on Sunday morning was a personal escort.

More than 200 motorcycles escorted the Michigan Vietnam Replica Wall to the American 1 Events Center at the James J. Keeley Park in front of the Jackson County Fairgrounds.

The replica wall honors the 2,662 Michigan residents killed in action in Vietnam.

Organizer David Welihan said AT&T paid for the wall to be displayed for four days at the fair. A fundraiser by the Jackson County Veterans Council will keep the display at the American 1 Events Center all week.

A total of 54 Jackson County residents were killed in Vietnam.

The display includes a book that gives the names and hometowns of those killed in Vietnam. It also notes the location of the name on the 30-foot wall. 

The Jackson County Fair runs now through next Saturday with a number of special offers for children and seniors.

A photo of the Michigan Vietnam Replica Wall is taken by one of the members of the escort motorcade on Sunday. Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV.

For more information on events, go to www.jacksoncountyfair.net. 

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