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A half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, known as the Wall that Heals, will have an escort as it makes its way to the York Expo Center on Wednesday.

The motorcade escorting the wall is expected to leave the Bridges Golf Club, just outside Abbottstown in Adams County, about 10 a.m. and is due to arrive in York no later than 11 a.m., according to a joint news release from York County's delegation to the state House.

A group of motorcyclists and police officers is expected to escort the wall to the Expo Center, where it will be on display for four days starting Thursday. The number of motorcycles taking part will depend on the weather, but organizers expect at least 50 motorcyclists to take part.

The route the convoy will take is as follows: Route 30 East to the Route 462/Route 30 East split, Route 462 (West Market Street) east until turning onto North Highland Avenue in West York and entering the York Fairgrounds at the Highland Avenue gate.

As is the tradition at the full-scale Washington version of the wall, attendees can bring mementos to the Wall that Heals. They also can make rubbings of names on the wall.

The exhibit also features a museum that includes photos of service members whose names are on the wall as well as memorabilia and letters left at the permanent wall in Washington. The wall will be open 24 hours a day while at the expo center.

— Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @ggrossyd.
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