Lewis County saw two events designed to honor veterans on Saturday, Sept. 9, The West Virginia State Council Vietnam Veterans Mobile Wall and a Patriot Ride.
The wall made a brief stop at the Mountaineer Military Museum Saturday morning, before going on to Jackson’s Mill to set up the wall for the day.
The mobile wall is a project of the The West Virginia State Council Vietnam Veterans of America.
The wall includes the 736 names of West Virginians who were killed in action, held as Prisoners Of War, and those still Missing in Action.
It was welcomed to Weston by the Weston Fire Department who hung an American Flag from their ladder truck and escorted the truck carrying the wall into town.
The wall has no permanent home, and is intended to to allow members of the public who cannot travel to Washington D.C. to see the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial a chance to see the names of veterans who have sacrificed all.
The Patriot Ride also took place on Saturday, serving as a fundraiser for the museum, to honor veterans, and to remember the Sept. 11 attacks of 2001.
The ride, which had approximately 50 participants on 37 motorcycles left the museum at noon and made a stop at the WV Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg, before returning to its final stop at Brent and Bryan’s Place, in Weston.
Scott Villers, the ride’s organizer said that it raised around $2,700 for the museum.