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The Moving Wall
You’re Invited To The Moving Wall September 12-16

The Moving Wall is the half-size replica of the Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It was conceived of and built by Vietnam Veterans as a remembrance and healing tool for all those who may never have a chance to visit the memorial in Washington, D.C. The Moving Wall will be displayed inside Prairie Springs Park between September 12 and 16.

All are invited to join us as we honor the military members whose names are displayed on The Moving Wall. Family members and friends of the 35 Kenosha County military members are also invited to a Remembrance Ceremony that will take place on Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. Names of each of the 35 Kenosha County servicemen will be read aloud during the ceremony.

A procession of motorcycles and military vehicles will escort The Moving Wall from the Radisson of Pleasant Prairie around Lake Andrea (inside Prairie Springs Park) to the main set-up area between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 12. The public is invited to assemble around Lake Andrea to watch the procession.

An Opening Ceremony for the memorial will take place inside Prairie Springs Park on Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 p.m.; the Remembrance Ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m.; and an informal Closing Ceremony for veterans will take place on Monday, September 16 at 1:00 p.m.

Access to The Moving Wall during its visit to Pleasant Prairie will be available on a 24-hour basis. Access is free and open to all who wish to visit. Volunteers are still needed for the event, mainly between noon and 8:00 p.m. daily.

Anyone with questions and anyone interested in offering support towards The Moving Wall experience is invited to contact the committee via email at info@themovingwall2013wi.org or by mail at: Kenosha Area Vietnam Veterans, P.O. Box 12, Kenosha, WI 53141.

More information about The Moving Wall’s visit to Pleasant Prairie this September is available at www.TheMovingWall2013wi.org or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheMovingWall2013WI.

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