The Moving Wall
Date: May 6-12, daily ceremonies and events; May 9 parade
Location: Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial, 3001 Black Shoals Rd in Conyers, GA 30012
Hours: Open 24 hours; free admission
For more: www.themovingwall.org, www.walkofheroes.org, 770-273-7003
A Veteran's Story: Vietnam Moving Wall, Our Boys are Coming Home (March 23, 2015)
The Vietnam Moving Wall arrived in Conyers this week, and will be exhibited at the Walk of Heroes through Tuesday, May 12.
The wall, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., arrived at Black Shoals Park Thursday with an escort from several motorcycle clubs.
Visitors can look, touch and take home rubbings of the names etched on the wall. The Moving Wall will be open 24 hours a day starting at 8 a.m. Thursday and running until noon Tuesday. There is no entry or parking fee.
Along with the wall visitors can see the Through the Eyes attraction, featuring photography and memorabilia, and a display of helicopters presented by the North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association. Commemorative T-shirts and lanyards will be available to help raise funds for the completion of the Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial at Black Shoals Park in north Rockdale.
For more, go to www.walkofheroes.org. Here are a few scenes from the opening day and opening ceremony on May 7.