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.
- A ballot initiative aimed at protecting salmon habitat is facing stiff opposition from industry groups, unions and Native corporations in Alaska. That opposition was on full display at an Anchorage hearing on the measure this week.
- The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has contracted a team of real estate experts to help decide what to do with a waterfront property it put up for sale more than two years ago. But the City and Borough of Juneau and would-be developers are losing patience.
- About 50 community members waved homemade signs. Representatives from the Alaska branch AFL-CIO and Alaska Native community also spoke.
- Starting Oct. 1, the airline will fly between St. Paul and Anchorage three times per week instead of four — and between Dillingham and Anchorage two times per day instead of three.