We just had the Vietnam Moving Wall in Uvalde Texas for five days. If you have not seen it, it is a half size version of the one in DC. Even at half size it 252 feet long and about six foot high. It has all the names on it (approx. 58,000) of those lost in Vietnam. It is now on it's way to Commerce Texas, then to Garland Texas. If you want to see it and are in those areas, contact those cities or go to
for the schedule.
The wall is not a political statement. It is simply a memorial to those we lost in Vietnam. The moving version allows those not able to see the one in DC a chance to experience it.
As part of our Regional Emergency Management team I manned the command trailer we had set up for the event for five days while we had the wall in Uvalde. I believe we had about 8,000 to 10,000 visitors and the town's population is only 13,000. People came over a hundred miles to see it. Like the wall in DC, rubbings can be made of the names and there are index books to assist in finding where a name is on the wall. Go see it when it is in your area if you can, even if no one you know is listed there.