Traveling Replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

This display is part of the Vietnam Fall Faculty Series.

The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC, has toured the country for more than 30 years. Like the original, it bears the names of each life lost in the Vietnam War and is a stirring reminder of the cost of conflict.

The wall was built by John Devitt, Gerry Haver and other Vietnam veteran volunteers in California and first displayed in Tyler, Texas in 1984. With sponsorship from Cedar Memorial, its appearance in Cedar Rapids is offered free to the public at Mount Mercy University.

Parking is available in the Lower Andreas and 27th Street Lots.
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Special thanks to event sponsors Cedar Memorial, VFW Unit No. 788 Men’s Auxiliary, Shirley and Dean Kent ’79, and Van Meter, Inc. Along with in-kind sponsors Hy-Vee, Rinderknecht Construction and Culvers Garden Center & Greenhouse.

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Posted by Mount Mercy University on Saturday, September 19, 2015

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