FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2021
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Town to Welcome Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall to North Hempstead
North Hempstead, NY – Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall will be coming to the Town of North Hempstead. The Moving Wall, as it is known, is a traveling half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. The Moving Wall will be on display at North Beach Park from Friday, October 15 to Sunday, October 17. There will also be a special ceremony held on Friday, October 15 at 9 a.m.
“We are proud to be hosting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall in the Town of North Hempstead,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “We recognize all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War. We invite all Town residents to visit and take part in this emotional experience.”
The Town is also looking for volunteers to assist during the Moving Wall’s five-day stay. Those interested in helping can call 311 or 516-869-6311. North Hempstead Beach Park will be open around-the-clock, and the display will be available for viewing day and night. Visitors must follow New York State and CDC COVID-19 guidelines.
The Moving Wall is engraved with the names of the 58,228 Americans who died during the war. Since 1982, the Moving Wall has brought the experience of the memorial in Washington D.C to people who could not travel to the nation’s capital. The Moving Wall first went on display in Tyler, Texas, in October 1984, and since has been traveling the United States from April to November.