The Moving Wall

Township of Union residents and beyond will have the opportunity to experience the poignancy and meaning associated with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial when The Moving Wall, a half-size traveling replica, comes to Biertuempfel Park (1300 Winslow Ave.) this May. The Moving Wall will give residents the chance to pay their respects to those who served and lost their lives in the conflict. 

The Moving Wall will be on display from May 18 – May 22 and will be open for viewing 24 hours a day. 

Grief counselors will be available, and volunteers will be onsite to assist visitors.

The Moving Wall Schedule

Wednesday, May 17 Moving Wall arrives in Union

Thursday, May 18 - Wall set up, followed by candlelight ceremony at 6:30pm

Monday, May 22 - Final viewing & closing remarks and prayer at 12noon

The Moving Wall Escort Route
Photo of the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall
  1. What is the "Moving Wall"
  2. Name Rubbings

What is 'The Moving 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.

At 375 feet long and up to 7½ feet tall, the Wall That Heals is a three-quarter-scale replica of the Washington, D.C., original. Both versions are engraved with the names of the more than 58,000 service members who died during the Vietnam War.

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.