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The Moving Wall in Lake County

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  • Phelps Hobart
    A rare California visit of the Moving Wall. We thank the Lake County sponsors. Phelps Hobart Vice President - Veteran Affairs Pacific Central Region, NLUS
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 4, 2009
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      A rare California visit of the Moving Wall.
       
      We thank the Lake County sponsors.
       
      Phelps Hobart
      Vice President - Veteran Affairs
      Pacific Central Region, NLUS
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      "IN HONOR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO SERVED IN THE VIETNAM WAR. THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES AND OF THOSE WHO REMAIN MISSING ARE INSCRIBED IN THE ORDER THEY WERE TAKEN FROM US."

      Preamble of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
       
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      "The Moving Wall" is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for more than twenty 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.

      A "Sponsor" is any organization or group of individuals that wants The Moving Wall to visit their area and is 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 normally requires months of planning by dozens of local volunteers.

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