The Moving Wall™ Came to Germantown, WI September 1-5, 2016 – Sponsored by The American Legion Post 1
On Sept. 1, 2016, The Moving Wall™ arrived in Germantown, Wisconsin. It was on display across the street from American Legion Post 1 at Kennedy Middle School athletic field through Labor Day, Sept. 5. The Moving Wall™ is a half-size replica of the Washington, D.C.Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for 30-plus years. Since it was built in 1984 it has been in more than 1,300 cities across the United States.
There are currently 58,307 names on The Wall, 14 of which are from Washington County including two from Germantown, four from Hartford, three from Kewaskum and five from West Bend. We honored all 14 fallen heroes and invited their families to participate in the five-day event. Our goal was to attract as many visitors during the Labor Day weekend, as there are names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
Along with hosting The Moving Wall™ we also brought the Healing Field®, a visual display of 400 hundred American flags. American Huey 369 from Peru, IN, was present along with providing membership rides. Vietnam era veterans experienced a unique “Welcome Home” parade similar to the style of Honor Flight parades. The American Legion Post 1 banquet hall was transformed into a hands-on Vietnam era educational experience. It was open one week prior to The Moving Wall™ visit. A full-color keepsake book, is available for sale documenting the local ties to The Moving Wall™ and much more.
There were plenty of opportunities to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime undertaking, as well as many sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Jim Heimann (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lisa Leider (LisaLegionPost1@yahoo.com) for more information.
Check out the promotional video of the event by clicking here: https://youtu.be/NbdZv416aaQ
Click here for the Ceremonies schedule.