The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall arrived at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center early Sunday afternoon with the tractor-trailer delivering it escorted by what Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley said was more than 1,000 motorcycles.
Jolley served as the traffic manager for the event that brought the replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington to the museum. There is a a five-year agreement with Dignity Memorial to display the 48 panels on a two-acre site on the east side of the building.
Jolley called the organizing of the motorcyclists a “labor of love.”
Asked why he thought so many riders from several states had participated, Jolley replied, “This is history in the making. There is nothing more American than this.”.