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Gold Star CoachThe MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services are pleased to provide round-trip train service from Boston North Station to Gloucester during the July 9-July 12 visit of The Wall That Heals, the traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The round trip service will be anchored on two days for veterans and their families by the Gold Star Car, which features 136 gold stars with the name of a service man or woman from Massachusetts who died in the line of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The United Veterans Council for the City of Gloucester in conjunction with the City of Gloucester are sponsoring the visit of The Wall, to be located at Fuller School, 4 Schoolhouse Road, Gloucester.  The Wall will be open from 11:00 A.M on Thursday July 9 through Sunday July 12 at 4:00 P.M. The memorial will be free and open to the public 24 hours a day.

Governor Charlie Baker is scheduled to be the keynote speaker during opening ceremonies for The Wall That Heals on Thursday, July 9, at 10:00am.

The Wall That Heals exhibition features a 250-foot replica of the original memorial in Washington, D.C and provides an opportunity to remember those who gave their lives in service during the Vietnam War.

MBTA round-trip service trains including the Gold Star Car are scheduled on the Newburyport-Rockport Line as follows:

Thursday July 9th

Outbound Train #103 departs Boston at 8:35am and arrives Gloucester at 9:40am.
Inbound Train #116 departs Gloucester at 4:02pm and arrives Boston at 5:10pm.

Saturday July 11th

Outbound Train #1101 departs Boston at 8:30am and arrives Gloucester at 9:32am
Inbound Train #1108 departs Gloucester at 5:18pm and arrives Boston at 6:21pm

The service including the Gold Star Car is part of the daily Newburyport-Rockport Line trains that will be available between Boston and Gloucester during the four-day period.

 

 

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