The Moving Wall will be making a visit to Northeast Iowa from June 30-July 4. The Moving Wall will be on display at the Clayton County Fairgrounds in National, IA.
The Moving Wall is a historic replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Washington, DC. The replica is half the size of the original. Built by John Devitt and other Vietnam veterans, The Moving Wall was constructed to help share the experience to those who are unable to visit Washington, DC. First displayed in Tyler, Texas, in 1984, the wall is meant to honor and remember those who served and sacrificed for this great country.
The Moving Wall will be escorted in by motorcycles on June 30. To go along with opening and closing ceremonies with guest speakers and admiring and respecting the wall and those whose names are engraved on it, visitors will also be able to view many other displays. There will be a Historic Military Impression’s Display; Vietnam War Photo Display by Peter Finnegan, former combat photographer; Living Replicas of Three Soldiers; Vietnam Women’s Memorial; and Vietnam War Weapons and Equipment Display. Along with the displays will be a Quilts of Valor Presentation.
The Moving Wall will be open 24 hours a day for viewing with constant security. The exhibits and presentations will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To be able to view, experience, and pay tribute to those who have served this country is truly an honor. Visiting The Moving Wall will be an emotional experience for all. This is a great opportunity provided to those who may never be able to experience the monument in Washington, DC. This event requires the work and time of many volunteers.
Take the time to visit The Moving Wall with this once in a lifetime experience.
Written by Amy Bonvillain. Photo Source:The Moving Wall at Grenada, Mississippi; May 1999