The Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial "North Wall" will be making its first ever stop in the United States at Watertown next year. Vietnam Veteran Phil Brager of Watertown talks with KXLG's Jim Aesoph about the Canadian Memorial coming to Watertown in 2019. Phil is associated with the Vietnam Veterans Of Northeast South Dakota. You can hear the story below.
The Purpose of The "North Wall" Memorial is to:
- HONOR the Canadians who followed their conscience and fought for freedom in the Vietnam War.
- EDUCATE and raise public awareness of Canadians participation in the Vietnam War.
- STIMULATE the spirit of patriotism in Canada.
The design was the idea of Doug Anderson, program director of the Fargo Air Museum. The wall is in the shape of the Canadian flag, to reflect the heritage of those who gave their lives.
- The names of 133 Canadians confirmed killed in the Vietnam War serving with the US Armed Forces are inscribed on the wall, including the 7 "Missing in Action".