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Vietnam War Moving Wall makes stop in RH this week
Vietnam War Moving Wall
The Vietnam War Moving Wall has been traveling throughout the country. This is a file photo of a stop in Nevada. Photo courtesy Record-Courier.

"The Moving Wall," a half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will be on display in Richmond Hill beginning Thursday.

Organizers said a motorcade will travel through town beginning at 9 a.m. enroute to J.F. Gregory Park where the wall will be set up for viewing until Monday.

The wall's origins go back more than 35 years, according to its website. "When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication (of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall) 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."

The website says John Devitt, 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.

The Richmond Hill stop is the second to last on its tour for 2019.

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