The traveling half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is coming to Downtown Stockton June 20-24.
THE MOVING WALL
The Moving Wall will be on display and is FREE and open to the community. The Moving Wall will be open to the public 24 hours a day staffed by Veterans and civilian volunteers, who will assist in locating names, accompanying individuals or families to the Wall, helping with taking a “rubbing” of a name or just being available as a “silent partner” at the Wall. During the hours of darkness it will be bathed in a sheen of golden light.
The Wall will be open to visit from 3pm on Thursday, June 20 to 2pm, Monday, June 24.
All events are free and open to the public:
The opening ribbon cutting with be held at 3pm on Thursday, June 20.
A special tribute program taking place on Saturday, June 22nd at Noon. Please join them for this solemn and moving ceremony.
Street parking is available around the Weber Point Events Center.
Over the course of two decades more than 58,000 Americans made the ultimate sacrifice in response to our nation’s call to service in Vietnam. 5,575 were from California and 52 were from Stockton alone.
About the Wall:
“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.