Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Times-Herald Special Vietnam Veterans Section Online

From Oct. 20-23, Coweta County hosted to a special visitor: The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall.

The half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., contains the names of all those lost during the Vietnam War, including 23 from Coweta County.

The wall was the main attraction of the 2011 Veterans Muster at the Coweta County Fairgrounds on Pine Road south of Newnan.

To help commemorate the visit of the Moving Wall, The Newnan Times-Herald, during a 14-week period starting July 10, published a series of articles compiled by staff writer Alex McRae about the Vietnam War and the Vietnam Memorial. The series and accompanying material about "The Wall That Heals" and the schedule of events for the Veterans Muster is a 24-page special section published on October 14th.

The series examined the causes, the victories, the defeats and the national unrest that followed the war from beginning to end. Each article featured comments and stories about the Vietnam experience from current Coweta veterans who served there.

This series was intended to help readers understand more about America's most unpopular war.

To view this Vietnam Veterans' special section, visit

The veterans of Coweta County are truly thankful to the Newnan Times-Herald for their continued outstanding support.