OCTOBER 5-9, 2017
Opening Ceremony – Thurs. October 5 at 1:30pm
“The Moving Wall” is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and 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.
The Moving Wall will be in Versailles and on display from October 5-9. It will be open 24 hours a day. There will be an opening ceremony held on Thursday, October 5 at 1:30pm and will be open to the public to attend.
Please join us in honoring our Vietnam Era Veterans at this special memorial.
If your business or organization would like to participate in any way, please contact the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce. 573-378-4401