Wareham Veterans Council Seeking Site for ‘The Moving Wall’

Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

WAREHAM – The Wareham Veterans Council recently voted to bring “The Moving Wall,” a scaled-down replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the area during August 2017.

The group has yet to secure a site for the exhibit, and council chairman Bob White has also indicated that it may not necessarily be in Wareham.

In addition, the group also needs to generate upwards of $25,000 to not only bring the wall to the area, but to run the week-long program during its stay. Despite challenges that lay ahead, White says that the wall would be a welcome exhibit for residents of all ages.

“The current population is much more receptive to the military and the contributions the military have made and I know it can be therapeutic for both veterans and the general public,” White said.

The wall has visited other local communities including Plymouth in recent years, and given the turnouts, White estimates that between 20,000 and 30,000 people would come to view the tribute.

“The Moving Wall” spans more than 250 feet and includes the names of the more than 50,000 Americans who died during the Vietnam War.

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