The Wall That Heals
This half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be displayed at Aviation Heritage Park all weekend, 24 hours a day, beginning Thursday morning at 10 a.m. The Wall will be escorted into Bowling Green by the Kentucky Chapter of The Patriot Guard Riders in a parade leaving Smiths Grove at 11 a.m. Tuesday that will proceed South on I-65 exiting onto Cemetery Road, traveling around the square and out Scottsville Road.
On Friday morning, a special brick-laying ceremony will be held at the Warren County Courthouse to honor the Warren County veterans killed in action.Then on Sunday, the exhibit concludes with a closing ceremony featuring “Reflections at the Wall” by Bowling Green’s Dr. Jerry Martin, a candlelight service and reading of the South Central Kentucky soldiers’ names recorded on The Wall, a three-rifle volley, and the playing of Taps. For more information about The Wall’s visit, call 270-842-4953 or visit www.aviationheritagepark.com.
Bowling Green International Festival
The Bowling Green International Festival reminds us we may live in “One World,” but we have “Many Faces” as this annual celebration of cultural diversity for the entire family returns to Circus Square in downtown Bowling Green this Saturday. The all-day festival features a parade, bands, dancers, demonstrations, food, merchandise, activities, and cultural displays from around the world.
Many hands-on, edu-tainment activities for all ages will take place throughout the day! Try your luck with a pinata, compete in contests, workshops, or check out the passport program. Admission is $3 for ages 13 and up, but a $1 off coupon is available on the website or you may purchase a $5 Restaurant Discount Card and receive $1 admission. For more information, call 270-796- 2777 or visit www.bginternationalfest.com for a complete schedule, Festival map and discount coupon.