Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall


If you have never experienced seeing the moving wall, the time is now. To understand the meaning of this tribute to those who gave this country everything they had, is to see the names of those who died, in a war that divided this country. A must see for anyone who lived through that time period.


THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL MOVING WALL

August 10th - 15th, 2016  |  Free & Open to the Public 24 Hours a Day
Gore Place, Waltham, MA - Grove Street Entrance

 Thank You for Visiting “The Moving Wall” “The Moving Wall” is the half-sized replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial. John Devitt, a Vietnam veteran from California, possessed the vision and dedication to his fellow Vietnam veterans that made this memorial a reality. When Devitt attended the Opening Ceremonies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington in 1982, he vowed to bring the experience he had to all those not able to go to Washington. Together with Norris Shears, Gerry Haver, and other Vietnam veteran volunteers, he built “The Moving Wall”, and we are grateful. Open to the Public – 24 Hours a Day Please check website for opening time on August 10th as this depends on when The Moving Wall arrives. Information Tent – Locating Names “Making a Rubbing” The names of those who gave their lives and of those who remain missing are inscribed in the order they were taken from us. Volunteers are available to help you find a name on The Wall. We will provide the materials you need to make a “rubbing”. You will also be given a small flag (as long as supply lasts) to place at The Wall. Exhibits Documents from the War in Vietnam, photographs and original art work will be on display. There will also be ground displays. Parking/Shuttle BJ’s & WOW - Seyon Street, Waltham JCDS - 57 Stanley Avenue, Watertown Handicapped Parking – Grove Street THE MOVING WALL GORE PLACE Grove Street Entrance Waltham, MA August 10-15, 2016 CEREMONIES August 11 & 12 at 7:00 PM August 13 & 14 at 2:00 PM Bring a Lawn Chair Open To The Public - 24 Hours a Day WWW.MOVINGWALLWALTHAM.ORG Thursday, August 11, 2016 Dedicated to Vietnam Veterans Killed In Action & Gold Star Families Opening Ceremony – Welcome Joe Giordano, Jr., Master of Ceremonies Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall Committee Parade of Colors Led By Irish American Police Officers Pipe and Drums Band Natick Soldier Systems Center Honor Guard Vietnam Veterans of America Honor Guard Waltham Police & Fire Honor Guards State Police Honor Guard Knights of Columbus Honor Guard Veterans Organizations National Anthem – Daniel M. Clark Pledge of Allegiance – Local Youth Invocation – Rev. Michael Nolan Interfaith Blessing of the Wall Remarks Jeannette A. McCarthy, Mayor Gary J. Marchese, City Council President “To The Wall They Came” The Sullivan Family Speaker Brigadier General Anthony Schiavi United States Air Force, Retired Remarks Peggy Griffin, President, Gold Star Wives Karen Lounsbury, President, Gold Star Mothers Nikki Likely, Gold Star Mother Musical Tribute Wreath Ceremony Michael Russo, Director of Veterans Services With Area VSOs and Vietnam Veterans Gold Star Families Rose Ceremony Rifle Salute – Taps God Bless America Benediction & Closing Remarks Friday, August 12, 2016 Dedicated to POWs/MIAs And Their Families Welcome Joe Giordano, Jr., Master of Ceremonies Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall Committee Parade of Colors Led By Bagpiper Dan Hart MA Army National Guard Honor Guard Waltham Police & Fire Honor Guards Belmont Police & Fire Honor Guards Lexington Police & Fire Honor Guards Veterans Organizations National Anthem Daniel M. Clark Pledge of Allegiance - Local Youth Invocation – Msgr. William F. Cuddy, Jr. CAPT, CHC, USN, Retired Speaker Colonel Francis B. Magurn II, Commander Massachusetts Army National Guard POW/MIA Missing Man Ceremony Ted Aub, CT State Coordinator National League of POW/MIA Families Adjutant Marine Corps League Musical Tribute POW/MIA Wreath Ceremony Barbara Gyzb, MA State Coordinator National League of POW/MIA Families Rolling Thunder MA1 With POW/MIA Family Members Rifle Salute - Taps God Bless America Benediction & Closing Remarks Saturday, August 13, 2016 In Honor of All Vietnam Veterans Welcome Joe Giordano, Jr., Master of Ceremonies Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall Committee Parade of Colors Led By Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes & Drums USS Constitution Honor Guard Waltham Police & Fire Honor Guards Middlesex County Sheriffs Honor Guard Waverley VFW Post 1272 Honor Guard Veterans Organizations Ladies Auxiliaries National Anthem Lt. Pauline Wells, Cambridge PD Pledge of Allegiance – Local Youth Invocation Seminarian Andrew Solkshinitz Veteran, US Navy Speaker Captain Andy McCawley, USN, Retired President & CEO New England Center and Home for Veterans Musical Tribute-Waltham Show Choir Speaker Captain Joyce Massello, US Air Force, Ret. Tribute to Those Who Served “The Living Statues” Rose Ceremony & Balloon Release Wreath Ceremony Bruce Dobson, Vice President Vietnam Veterans of America, MA State Council with Vietnam Veterans God Bless America Benediction & Closing Remarks Sunday, August 14, 2016 In Honor of All Active Duty Military Closing Ceremony - Welcome Joe Giordano, Jr., Master of Ceremonies Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall Committee Parade of Colors Led By Bagpiper Dan Hart US Coast Guard Honor Guard Waltham Police & Fire Honor Guards State Police Honor Guard Newton Police & Fire Honor Guards Watertown Police & Fire Honor Guards Knights of Columbus Honor Guard Veterans Organizations Ladies Auxiliaries National Anthem - Jamie Stevens Flyover – Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Pledge of Allegiance – Local Youth Invocation – Rev. James Hawker Remarks Jeannette A. McCarthy, Mayor Diane LeBlanc, City Council Vice President Speaker RADM Stephen Poulin, US Coast Guard First Coast Guard District Patriotic Tribute American Legion Post 156 Band Speaker Franscisco Urena Secretary of Veterans Services Commonwealth of Massachusetts Wreath Ceremony Secretary Urena - RADM Poulin With Active Duty Military God Bless America Benediction & Closing Remarks