EUSTIS, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The City of Eustis is hosting The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Downtown Eustis now through May 2.
"The Moving Wall" is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for thirty plus 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. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from April through November, spending about a week at each site.
The Eustis display was assembled by local volunteers and Vietnam Veterans.
Eustis Schedule of Events: Friday at Noon – Patriotic Ceremony; Saturday at 2:30 p.m. – Gold Star Family Presentation; Sunday at 4:30 p.m. – Closing Ceremony, Including a flyover and 21 gun salute.
Click here to see the national tour dates for The Moving Wall.