The Town of Mint Hill will be hosting The Moving Wall, a traveling, half-size replica of the Washington D.C. memorial to the 2.7 million men and women who served in Vietnam.
The wall will be on display starting at noon Oct. 10 through noon Oct. 14 at Veterans Park located at 8850 Fairview Rd, Mint Hill, North Carolina 28227.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to bring The Moving Wall to our town’s citizens and the surrounding areas,” said Ted Biggers, Mayor of Mint Hill. “We have many Vietnam Veterans in our community, and I believe they, along with their families, and members of the community and the surrounding area, will appreciate the chance to visit this beautiful tribute to those who sacrificed for our nation.”
The Moving Wall has been traveling around the country for more than thirty years now and there are two versions.
“This is a big deal for Mint Hill, many people don’t realize how large The Moving Wall is. The name, The Moving Wall is inspirational, it’s a moving experience, especially for our Vietnam Veterans. So many will find closure at the Wall.” said Commander Mike Stubbs, committee member. “It’s an incredible feat for it to be able to travel around for so long. So many wonderful people have already volunteered, but we still need more. We are also accepting donations to help with the cost of hosting the wall here.”
Taking on such a task is significant. It costs money and requires several volunteers, not only to keep it moving but to keep it open round the clock for the public viewing once it is on display.
For additional information please visit http://movingwall.minthill.com, to volunteer or to donate contact town staff at (704)-545-2335 or by email email@example.com.