Nicholas Buker, left, and Justin Wirth, members of the U.S. Army reserves out of Webster, NY help set up the the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall today at the VA in Batavia. Photo by Harry Scull, Jr. / Buffalo News.
The Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall, the traveling memorial to those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, arrived this morning with a motorcycle escort at the VA Western New York Healthcare System at Batavia, 222 Richmond Ave. The wall is on display 24 hours a day today through Monday. Opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. today feature a keynote address by Vietnam veteran Patrick Welch, director of the Center for Veteran and Family Services at Daemen College. Military vehicles also are on display throughout the visit.