Saturday, May 26, 2018
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio



NBR viethall21p B August 21, 2004-- Vietnam veteran Rick Wingle watches the Monroe County Vietnam War Museum Dedication Ceremony Saturday at Norman W. Heck Park in Monroe. Blade photo by Andy Morrison

Morrison / Blade photo Enlarge

With the site reflected in his glasses, Vietnam veteran Rick Wingle watches the dedication of the Monroe County Vietnam War Museum at Norman W. Heck Park in Monroe on Saturday. The $160,000 structure was paid for by the county and includes a pavilion and a small, attached museum. Inside the museum are artifacts and memorabilia from the war donated by the county's Vietnam veterans.

The building evolved out of several ideas for the museum, including housing it in a large helicopter or a trailer, before settling on a 700-square-foot brick building and pavilion.

The Monroe County Historical Department will oversee day-to-day operations of the museum, on North Dixie Highway about a 1/4 mile west of I-75, while the Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Historical Society will provide volunteer veterans to serve as guides and screen proposed contributions to the museum.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2018 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…