Washington D.C. - Congressman Denver Riggleman joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Friday morning to clean and help preserve the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Congressman Riggleman was part of the bipartisan effort to hand-wash the memorial.
“The sacrifices made by our veterans should never be forgotten,” said Rep. Riggleman. “As an Air Force veteran, I know some of those sacrifices and have the highest gratitude for those who came before me and gave the ultimate sacrifice. It is a tremendous honor to participate in this Vietnam Memorial cleaning, when we in Congress can show our respect and gratitude in a bipartisan way.”
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is made up of two 246-foot sections and lists the names of 58,320 Americans who were killed in the Vietnam Conflict. Congressman Riggleman worked to clean the panels of the wall that held the names of those killed in action.