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ABOUT THE MOVING WALL


"The Moving Wall" is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial that has been touring the country for the past 17 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.


The Moving Wall was built by John, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver, and other Vietnam veteran volunteers. It went on display in Tyler, Texas in October of 1984. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from March to December, 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 are 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 usually requires months of planning by dozens of local volunteers.


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