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Team Fairchild helps to welcome traveling Vietnam Memorial to Medical Lake

Col. Larry Gardner, commander of the 141st Air Refueling Wing, addresses attendees during the opening ceremony for “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial that stands in Washington D.C., June 13, 2019 in Medical Lake, Wash. The Moving Wall travels throughout the country to bring the experience of visiting the memorial to those who may not have the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital. The display will be in Medical Lake June 13-17 at the 200 block of South Prentis St. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rose M. Lust/Released)

Col. Larry Gardner, commander of the 141st Air Refueling Wing, addresses attendees during the opening ceremony for “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial that stands in Washington D.C., June 13, 2019 in Medical Lake, Wash. The Moving Wall travels throughout the country to bring the experience of visiting the memorial to those who may not have the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital. The display will be in Medical Lake June 13-17 at the 200 block of South Prentis St. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rose M. Lust/Released)

The sun sets on “The Moving Wall” following the opening ceremony for the display June 13, 2019 in Medical Lake, Wash. The Moving Wall is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial that stands in Washington D.C. It travels throughout the country to bring the experience of visiting the memorial to those who may not have the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital and will be in Medical Lake June 13-17 at the 200 block of South Prentis St. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rose M. Lust/Released)

The sun sets on “The Moving Wall” following the opening ceremony for the display June 13, 2019 in Medical Lake, Wash. The Moving Wall is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial that stands in Washington D.C. It travels throughout the country to bring the experience of visiting the memorial to those who may not have the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital and will be in Medical Lake June 13-17 at the 200 block of South Prentis St. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rose M. Lust/Released)

The sun sets on “The Moving Wall” following the opening ceremony for the display June 13, 2019 in Medical Lake, Wash. The Moving Wall is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial that stands in Washington D.C. It travels throughout the country to bring the experience of visiting the memorial to those who may not have the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital and will be in Medical Lake June 13-17 at the 200 block of South Prentis St. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rose M. Lust/Released)

The sun sets on “The Moving Wall” following the opening ceremony for the display June 13, 2019 in Medical Lake, Wash. The Moving Wall is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial that stands in Washington D.C. It travels throughout the country to bring the experience of visiting the memorial to those who may not have the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital and will be in Medical Lake June 13-17 at the 200 block of South Prentis St. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rose M. Lust/Released)

Visitors of “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial that stands in Washington D.C., search for names of loved ones, friends, and comrades lost on the Vietnam War following the opening ceremony of the wall June 13, 2019 in Medical Lake, Wash. Visitors can view the display 24 hours a day at the 200 block of South Prentis St. in Medical Lake. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rose M. Lust/Released)

Visitors of “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial that stands in Washington D.C., search for names of loved ones, friends, and comrades lost on the Vietnam War following the opening ceremony of the wall June 13, 2019 in Medical Lake, Wash. Visitors can view the display 24 hours a day at the 200 block of South Prentis St. in Medical Lake. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rose M. Lust/Released)

Visitors of “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial that stands in Washington D.C., search for names of loved ones, friends, and comrades lost on the Vietnam War following the opening ceremony of the wall June 13, 2019 in Medical Lake, Wash. Visitors can view the display 24 hours a day at the 200 block of South Prentis St. in Medical Lake. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rose M. Lust/Released)

Visitors of “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial that stands in Washington D.C., search for names of loved ones, friends, and comrades lost on the Vietnam War following the opening ceremony of the wall June 13, 2019 in Medical Lake, Wash. Visitors can view the display 24 hours a day at the 200 block of South Prentis St. in Medical Lake. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rose M. Lust/Released)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Col. Larry Gardner, commander of the 141st Air Refueling Wing, addresses attendees during the opening ceremony for “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial that stands in Washington D.C., June 13, 2019 in Medical Lake, Wash. The Moving Wall travels throughout the country to bring the experience of visiting the memorial to those who may not have the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital. The display will be in Medical Lake June 13-17 at the 200 block of South Prentis St. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rose M. Lust/Released)