Honor Benches Installed at Wall
The Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum officially dedicated six new granite
benches that will be permanently displayed at the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
The benches were generously sponsored and engraved with the sponsor’s names on each of the benches.
The benches were produced by Ley Monument in Avilla, Indiana. These benches will be lasting
tributes honoring fallen heroes from the Vietnam War.
The sponsors include:
Marine Corp League Detachment #1435 Pride and Purpose in Fort Wayne;
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 40 in Fort Wayne; Allen County Council of
Veterans Organizations; American Legion Posts 97 in Auburn and Post 178 in Garrett, jointly
sponsored a bench, honoring Edward Placencia and two Medal of Honor Winners that he served
with. In addition, Elmhurst High School Class of 1965 sponsored two benches: one bench for
three fellow classmates who were killed in Vietnam and the second bench for all veterans from
Elmhurst that served in the military.