FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — Construction is finally underway on a Vietnam Memorial Wall replica in Fall River.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held at Veterans Memorial Bicentennial Park Tuesday afternoon.
The wall will be an 80% scale-sized replica of the memorial wall in Washington D.C.
The monument will be a regional wall to honor Massachusetts veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. In total, 1,350 Massachusetts residents died in the Vietnam War – 21 of them from Fall River.
The memorial is expected to be open to the public by 2020.