THE MOVING WALL Thursday – August 22, 2019
Event DescriptionVietnam Veterans Moving Wall Memorial us being brought to Rock Springs, WY August 22 thru 26, 2019.
The American Legion: Archi Hay Post 24, Tom Whitmore Post 28, and the VFW Post 2321 are bringing the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall Memorial to Western Wyoming Community College. The exhibit will be on display in the south parking lot, on the right side.
This is a free event event to all, so please bring your family and friends of all ages to enjoy and take in this profound experience.
The Moving Wall is a half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial. As of 2014 there are 58,299 names listed on the memorial, approximately 1,300 of these are still unaccounted for Prisoners Of War (POWs) and Missing In Action (MIAs). The Moving Wall has been touring the country for thirty plus years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of "The Wall." He vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to go to Washington.
John, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver, and other Vietnam veteran volunteers built The Moving Wall. It went on display for the first time in Tyler, Texas in October of 1984. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from April through November, spending about a week at each site.
If you would like to donate to this cause and help it keep moving forward, please reach out to Tony Blair at 307.670.1393 or email@example.com.