It’s a solemn reminder of those service members who did not return from Vietnam.
Wednesday afternoon, hundreds lined Wayne Memorial Drive to welcome “The Moving Wall” as it was escorted to Wayne Community College by a motorcycle procession.
In a speech welcoming “The Moving Wall,” WCC Interim President Dr. Patty Pfeiffer said she hopes residents will take a few moments to visit the memorial and reflect upon the sacrifices so many have made for our country.
Dr. Pfeiffer says “we need to remember all the soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen, and their families, who gave so much more for our freedom.”
Chapter 371 of the Air Force Sergeants Association, located at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, is sponsoring the visit by “The Moving Wall” as one of its POW/MIA week activities.
“The Moving Wall” is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
It bears the names of more than 58,000 servicemen and women who died during the Vietnam War or remain missing.
“The Moving Wall” is open to the public at Wayne Community College through Monday, September 20.