The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall is making another tour in Alaska this year.
The Wall is currently located at Vintage Business Park across from Safeway.
The Moving Wall is a half-size replica of the Washington, D.C., Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for more than 20 years. It includes the names of 58,272 U.S. service members killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War.
The Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs says the Moving Wall went on display for the first time in Tyler, Texas, in October 1984.
Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the United States from April through November, spending about a week at each site. The Wall is scheduled to be on display in Juneau through May 20. Then it will travel to Haines, Fairbanks, Wasilla, Ninilchik, and Anchorage next month.
- The state Division of Insurance plans to ask the feds to offset its costs for the Alaska Reinsurance Program.
- After a mild start to December, it’s gotten bitter cold in Haines and Skagway, with temperatures dropping into the teens and single digits. With temperatures far below freezing, snowfall from the weekend is not likely to go anywhere soon.
- As temperatures rise, Arctic ice is retreating, making trips through the Northwest passage – from Alaska to Maine – a new summer reality. But until now, mariners navigating Arctic ice have had limited formal training. A professor at Maine Maritime Academy is working to change that.
- One shot was fired in an officer-involved shooting Saturday, according to the Juneau Police Department. Police say Sgt. Chris Gifford fired the shot that injured Jeremie Shaun Tinney, 38, of Juneau while officers were investigating a single-vehicle crash in the 16500 block of Ocean View Drive.