Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

December 18, 2013

Christmas at the Wall cancelled


Mineral Wells Index

— By CLINT FOSTER

The Index has learned this year's Christmas at the Wall ceremony, scheduled for Saturday at the National Vietnam War Museum, has been cancelled due to the probability of inclement weather.

AMVETS Commander Jim Vines said the family of the fallen soldier to be honored planned to come from Dallas, where the weather is expected to be particularly bad. Likewise, the honor guard for the ceremony was from Decatur, where Vines said might experience sleet this weekend. He added the ceremony was cancelled just to make it easier on everyone involved.

Vines said the soldier scheduled to be honored will simply be honored at next year's ceremony. Vines also said they will still turn on the Christmas lights at the museum for those driving by to enjoy.