"The Moving Wall" Coming to Noble County

Rome City American Legion 381 hosts “The Moving Wall” Vietnam Veterans
Memorial

August 8-12, 2019 – 24 hour visitation
Location: Kelly Park, Rome City, Indiana 46784

In Honor of the American Legion being founded 100 years ago – 1919, the Rome City American
Legion Post 381 is bringing “The Moving Wall” Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Rome City
Indiana in August 2019. The “Wall” will be erected temporarily in Kelly Park on the South side
of Rome City and is open to the public from the Opening Ceremony Thursday August 8 th at 7
p.m. to it’s tear down on Monday August 12. Volunteers will provide security and information
24 hours a day for visitors to the wall including location of specific names and history of the
wall.

Thursday, August 8, 7 p.m. Opening Ceremony will be held with speakers including Jim Banks,
Sue Glick and Dave Abbott. A brief history of the wall will be included. The Rome City American
Legion Color Guard will present the colors and the Honor Guard will provide a 21 gun salute.

Saturday, August 10 at 4:30 p.m. a Memorial Ceremony will include the Indiana State Legion
Commander - Allen Connelly from LaGrange, Judge Michael Krammer the Shrine Bag Pipers,
Color Guard and Honor Guard.

The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington D.C. was conceived in the late 1970’s and the
Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Fund was established in 1979 to Honor and Respect those who
made the ultimate sacrifice through Remembrance and Education. The group lobbied Congress
for a 2 acre plot in the Constitutional Gardens near the Lincoln Memorial. The wall was
designed by Maya Ying Lin and was dedicated November 13, 1982. “The Moving Wall” was
conceived by a group of Vietnam Veterans who had visited the Memorial and wanted to share
the power and good that they had experienced. The Half-size replica was designed to be
portable and has been touring the United States since it was first displayed in October 15 th ,
1984.

In addition the Rome City American Legion will be open to the public, serving meals and sharing
entertainment in the evenings during the time the wall is in Rome City. Further information can
be found on the Rome City American Legion Official Facebook page.
For additional information contact Randy Page 260.349.5312