WOODRING WALL OF HONOR and VETERANS PARK

"To Remember, Honor, Educate, and Heal"

The Vietnam Memorial Wall

Enid is now the home of an 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. This replica Wall traveled the country with the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Mission and has now been retired, finding its permanent home here in Oklahoma thanks to the tireless efforts and donations of many people we appreciate greatly. Over 990 Oklahoma names are on this wall.

Bringing the Wall into Convention Hall

A committee for the Wall of Honor Board raised funds from the citizens of Enid and surrounding communities to purchase the wall, along with the cost of building a retaining wall to which it will be hung, ADA accessible sidewalks, a Kiosk, and appropriate landscaping.

The replica is more than 380 feet long and 8 feet high at its tallest point, made of anodized aluminum. The Wall is accessible to the public free of charge from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day of the year. The official opening and Dedication Ceremony was Veterans Day 2013.

We will strive to build a welcome/education center adjacent to the living and memorial walls. It will house an office, reception area, media center, and library to enable visitors to have a better understanding of the profound impact that the Vietnam War had on their family members, home towns, communities, and the nation.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a symbol of America's honor and recognition of the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. Inscribed on the black granite walls are the names of more than 58,000 men and women who gave their lives or remain missing. Yet the Memorial itself is dedicated to honor the "courage, sacrifice, and devotion to duty and country" of all who answered the call to serve during the longest war in U.S. history.

We are privileged to have the opportunity to have a replica of this wall in our community.

at the Wall

Location

The Vietnam Memorial Wall is located at the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park. We are located one mile south of Highway 412 and 66th Street at the Woodring Airport in Enid, Oklahoma.

Hours

The park is currently open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week for all who wish to visit.

roses at the Wall

Database

"The Wall" App from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for phones and tablets:

The Wall App for Android

The Wall App for iPhone

 

Official website of the National Park Service Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Wall USA http://thewall-usa.com/ is a non-profit organization maintained by veterans of the 4th Battalion 9th Infantry Regiment for the benefit of all. There is a searchable database there to find names on the Wall.

Welcome Home for the Wall at Convention Hall
Woodring Wall of Honor Salutes Vietnam Veterans
Holtzen

April 16, 2013 Photo of the foundation dig. Thank you Ken Holtzen Construction for your generous donation of time and equipment for this project.

July1

July 1, 2013 The right hand portion of the wall was poured this afternoon. We are thankful for those who are working hard to complete this project for our veterans.

construction

The Wall is going up! Thank you!!

Vietnam Memorial Wall going up, taken October 22, 2013

Ballad of the Wall – words by Don Kirkley

On this wall, there's a list of names…
Like Bill and Paul, and John and James.
They're Momma's Boys, and they're Father's Sons…
They left their homes, they left love ones.

They went to war, across the sea…
They fought and died for liberty.
They gave it all, they took the fall…
Their names are here, upon this wall.

They each stood tall, and answered the call…
They didn't run, and they didn't crawl.
They fought with guts, and guns in hand…
They fought all across that foreign land.

They fought as Brothers, to the end…
Through every toil, through thick and thin.
They fought and died, for you and me…
They fought and died, to keep us free.

Back home, we cursed and scorned their name…
Baby Killers, that's what we claimed.
But we didn't know, and we couldn't see…
The price they paid, for you and me.

Their Mothers wept, their Dads stood tall…
When they etched his name upon this wall.
Here for all, the world to see…
The costly price of liberty.

On this wall, there's a list of names…
Like Bill and Paul, and John and James.
They gave it all, They took the Fall…
Their names are here, upon this wall.

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