ELBERFELD — Veterans Memorial of America could be adding a new addition to its sights at 8837 South Ind. 57.

Chairman James Henager said the nonprofit has been approached about one of the Vietnam Traveling Walls being permanently setup on the grounds.

Henager said to do this, more acreage would need to be purchased for it to be housed, along with the work already done on the property.

The Veterans Food-Bank of America is located there, as well as the Henager Family Museum.

The non-profit is beginning its campaign efforts to raise funds to build a 6,400 square foot building to house temporary military exhibits and rest rooms for those who visit the Vietnam Wall.

The campaign letter states the building would be transition into the Food Bank warehouse as growth called for it.

The letter also states the feeling of importance of having a replica of the Vietnam Wall locally, as it will help more people understand those who have served in the military.

The goal is an additional 20 acres with an estimated cost of $20,000.

Henager said when it comes to donations it’s not about the amount a person gives, but about everyone pitching in.

He has also been in contact with people in other area counties who hope to see the Wall make its way to Gibson County.

“They want it to come to the Tri-State,” he said.

More information can be found by contacting Henager at 812-795-2230.

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