August 8, 2012
906-632-3366 or 800-647-2858
"The Moving Wall," a portable replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will be in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 24-27. The lawn at City Hall, 225 E Portage Avenue, will host “The Moving Wall” – a 253-foot memorial that bears the names of 58,272 soldiers, including approximately 1,300 who are still unaccounted for as prisoners of war and missing in action. Beginning with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. Friday, August 24, the site will be open for visitors around the clock until the closing ceremonies at 10 a.m. August 27. “The Moving Wall” was originally conceived by three Vietnam veterans from California: John Devitt, Gerry Haver and Norris Shears. Construction began in February of 1983 and was complete in October of 1984. “The Moving Wall” was paid for by contributions from the public. As of January 2012, it had been displayed in 1,260 communities. The visit of The Moving Wall is sponsored by the Sault Ste. Marie Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Sault Events. For more information or to volunteer at this event, contact the Sault CVB at 906-632-3366 or 800-647-2858, or visit SaultSteMarie.com.