PHOTOS: Parkston locals help erect the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall

The wall will stand in Parkston’s East City Park until 3 p.m. on Monday, July 4.

Avon's SPC. Dave Wiebenga sets a panel of the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall into place on Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Parkston, South Dakota.
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PARKSTON, S.D. — Just over two hours is all it took for the community of Parkston to help the American Veterans Traveling Tribute setup the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall on Thursday morning at East City Park.

The nearly 400-foot-long wall is an 80% scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that sits in Washington, D.C.

Check out these photos of the setup.

Adam Thury joined the Mitchell Republic in March of 2022. He was born and raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School in 2015. He always had an eye for photography but started honing his skills mid-2014. He has worked on growing his knowledge of photography by shooting for local events. He can be reached at and found on Instagram at
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