Moving Wall to Visit Kannapolis

Kannapolis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8989 has been granted the opportunity to host the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “The Moving Wall” in their city during May 8-12, 2014. The Moving Wall is a one half size replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, DC. and is on display at approximately 20 locations throughout the United States each year.

Thanks to a partnership with the North Carolina Research Center, the Wall will be displayed on their property in downtown Kannapolis, directly behind the recently renovated Veterans Park. Opening and closing ceremonies are being planned, with various events taking place in Veteran’s Park during the Wall’s visit.

Anyone wishing to volunteer during the wall’s stay, or if you would like additional information, please contact Commander Mike Ski at VFW Post 8989 by email: or 704-933-6186.


“The Moving Wall” is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for more than twenty 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.
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. The Moving Wall now travels the USA from April through November, spending about a week at each site.  Learn more, visit


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