The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be open to the public 24/7 through Memorial Day weekend, except for Sunday morning from the hours of 6am to 12pm to accommodate traffic flow and parking for Sunday services at the Chapel at Crosspoint. The wall will re-open to visitors on Sunday afternoon through Monday, May 31st.
The Gulf Cemetery Association, Inc. is a non-profit association and managed with non-paid volunteers. Only with the sale of lots and donations by you and your heirs can we continue to give our cemetery the quality care it deserves. The Gulf Cemetery Association is the sole sponsor of this event. A donation jar will be placed in vicinity of the Wall to help offset costs for associated with bringing the wall to Santa Rosa Beach. Donations can be made by cash or check made out to “Gulf Cemetery Association, Inc.” Donations can also be made online or mailed to the GCA P.O. Box 1746, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459.
This year’s Memorial Day Theme is “United in Sacrifice, Honored in Remembrance.” The graphic design by Rev. Dr. H. L. Ward, Jr., incorporates the colors of the Vietnam service ribbon given to pay special tribute to the fallen from the Vietnam War. The POW/MIA flag also replaces the letter “O” in the word “Honored.” Against a black background, you will note the words “Sacrifice Honored” stand in the foreground and capture our sentiment to remember their sacrifice and never forget! The stencil font used in the graphic was a very commonly used in the military during that period.