The Wall That Heals arrived in Ava Tuesday with an escort comprised of 600 motorcyclists, law enforcement agencies, volunteer fire departments, emergency personnel, and car club members. The entourage was led by City of Ava Police Chief Reggie Johnson. As the procession entered the City of Ava the visual impact of the processional paying tribute to the Vietnam memorial was heartwarming, and for some, emotional. On Thursday, the memorial opens at the MFTHBA grounds on Hwy. 5, one mile north of Ava. On Saturday, the Honors Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m., with guest speakers Missouri Governor Mike Parson and Dr. Jerry Davis, president of College of the Ozarks.
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