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 and has now been retired, finding its permanent home here in Enid, Oklahoma thanks to the tireless efforts and donations of many people we appreciate greatly. Over 990 Oklahoma names are on this wall.
A fundraising committee was formed, under the direction of the Wall of Honor Board . They worked tirelessly to raise 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 would be hung, ADA accessible sidewalks, a Kiosk, and appropriate landscaping were added into the rendering.
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.
Shortly after dedicating the Vietnam Wall, plans began to build a welcome/education center adjacent to the living and memorial walls. It would house an office, reception area, media center, museum, 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.
Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park's Vietnam Memorial Wall