“Welcome to Palmerton.”
That was the message that prevailed Thursday night in the opening ceremony for The Moving Wall on display in the Palmerton Borough Park.
The hero’s welcome was one that was sadly missing when Vietnam soldiers came home.
Thursday, the message was one of healing and remembrance, with chaplains on hand to console relatives of those who died in Vietnam.
The effort to bring the memorial to town was led by Steve Vlossak, a Vietnam veteran who shared his heart-wrenching story about the heartbreak of losing his fellow...