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Vietnam Wall That Heals on Marco Island

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Over 500 bikers escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C over the Jolley Bridge to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.

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Scott McIntyre/Staff Over 500 bikers escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C over the Jolley Bridge to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.

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  • Roger LaLonde Staff
Some 500 motorcyclists, many Vietnam veterans, poured over the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge on Tuesday, escorting the Vietnam Wall That Heals, which goes on display at Veterans' Community Park from 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, through 5 p.m. Sunday.
  • Roger LaLonde Staff
Marco's Victoria Josberger waves the American Flag to salute the Vietnam Wall that Heals arrival, amid a caravan of some 500 motorcyclists, many of them Vietnam veterans. A large crowd lined the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge on Tuesday to welcome the wall and cyclists. The wall will be on display from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Marco Veterans' Community  Park.
  • Roger LaLonde Staff
One of some 500 motorcyclists gives the victory sign to people along the Judge S. S. Jolley Bridge on Tuesday as he took part in escorting the Vietnam Wall That Heals to the Marco Island Veterans' Community Park. The wall will be on display from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Roger LaLonde Staff
A large crowd lined the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge on Tuesday to welcome the caravan of some 500 motorcyclists escorting the Vietnam Wall That Heals to Marco Island. The wall will be on display from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Roger LaLonde Staff
Some of teh 500 motorcyclists that escorted teh Vietnam Wall that Heals on Tuesday to Marco Island Veterans' Comminty Park descend to the community off the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge.
  • Roger LaLonde Staff
Area law enforcement officers were impressive as part of some 500 motorycylists that escorted The Vietnam Wall that Heals on Tuesday to teh Marco Island Veterans' Community Park where it will be on display though 5 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Roger LaLonde Staff
People at the foot of the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge waive to the caravan that brought the Vietnam Wall That Heals to Marco Island for display at Veterans' Community Park from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Linda Flores Staff
Motorcyclists, serving as part of the caravan for the Vietnam Wall that Heals, pass under the flag flown by the Marco Island Fire-Rescue crew as they go to Veterans' Community Park. It will be on display from 7 a.m. Wednesday until 5 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Nadine Ouillette Staff
Marco police officer directs traffi as some of eh 500 motorists escorting teh Viewtnam Wall That Heals to the island on Tuesday. The wall is on display at the Veterans' Community Park from Wednesday to 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Roger LaLonde Staff
The Dixon family, Ron Betty and daughter Renee of Naples, were among some 500 motorcyclists that escorted the Vietnam Wall That Heals to Marco Island. The Naples family joined the caravan neear Bonita Springs and rode in it to Marco Island Veterans' Community Park on Tuesday. Dixon served in the Marines when he was in Vietnam in 1970. The walll will be on display from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Roger LaLonde Staff
Marco volunteers for the Vietnam Wall That Heals attack various size poles for lights to light the wall for night-time visits. The wall came to Marco on Tuesday to the Veteran's Community Park where it will be on display until 5 pm. on Saturday.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
Donald, 'Grunt,' Proto, right, greets Dale Smith with a hug after Proto arrived at a rest area off Daniels Parkway where over 500 bikers met to escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday. 'All these guys here are my brothers,' said Proto. Many of the riders are Vietnam War veterans and have helped with these motorcades many times.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
Over 500 bikers volunteered to escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
Friends and fellow bikers gathered at a rest area off of Daniels Parkway to escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
Friends and bikers from various groups gathered at a rest area off of Daniels Parkway to escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
Carol Rosasco, center, waves along a group to over 500 bikers while they escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C over the Jolley Bridge to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
Friends and bikers from various groups gathered at a rest area off of Daniels Parkway to escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
Joe Kresiak, center right, chats with Donald, 'Grunt,' Proto before they and their fellow bikers escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
Over 500 bikers escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
Sue McCoin stands with her grandson Tristan Hughes, 3, and a group of people waiting on the Jolley Bridge to see over 500 motorcycles escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
With Lee and Collier County law enforcement officers leading the way on the Jolley Bridge, over 500 motorcycles escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
A truck carrying The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C, makes its way to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
Over 500 bikers escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C over the Jolley Bridge to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
Victoria Josberger waves her American flag while over 500 bikers escort The Wall That Heals, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C over the Jolley Bridge to Veterans' Community Park on Marco Island on Tuesday, where the Wall will be on display for five days.
  • Chris Curle Eagle Correspondent
Vietnam veteran Peter Ward of Marco Island salutes the Vietnam veterans who were in a 500-motorcycle caravan, bringing the Vietnam Wall That Heals to Marco Island on Tuesday. The wall will be on display from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Marco Island Veterans' Community Park.

Some 500 motorcyclists formed an impressive caravan to escort the Vietnam Wall That Heals from Bonita Springs to Marco Island on Tuesday. The wall will be on display at the Marco Island Veterans' Community Park from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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