and has been touring the country for almost thirty years.
This weekend the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be in Berwyn, IL, at Proska Park from August 7-11, 2014. Berwyn is located just outside of Chicago with a simple commute by train (Blue Line or Pink Line), and bus (CTA or Pace). The City of Berwyn with Mayor Robert J. Lovero, and the Combined Veterans of Berywn, American Legion 256, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2378, Italian American War Veterans Post 1, Cicero Berwyn Vietnow, Welcomed Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts
More info at Berwyn's Moving Wall Facebook
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In remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and the 30th Anniversary of The Moving Wall Berwyn Park District and surrounding communities, are paying tribute to the Fallen Soldiers and surviving veterans of the Vietnam War and all VETERANS.
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” ~President Harry S. TrumanPhoto highlights from the ceremony on August 7, 2014.
About The Moving Wall
"The Moving Wall" is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for almost thirty 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.
A Sponsor is any organization or group of individuals that wants The Moving Wall to visit their area and is willing to do the work to make the local arrangements as described in "Scheduling a Visit of The Moving Wall." Sponsors are frequently civic groups, schools, or veterans' organizations. Sponsoring normally requires months of planning by dozens of local volunteers. More can also be found at The Moving Wall Wikipedia and The Moving Wall official website.
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