The Moving Wall
The Moving Wall
“The Moving Wall” is the half-size replica of the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Washington, D.C. Like the National Memorial, “The Moving Wall” honors the men and women who served and died in the Vietnam War and those who were listed as missing in action.
“The Moving Wall” was built by Vietnam Veteran volunteers and has been touring the country for thirty plus years. It was the intention of the volunteers to create a way for those who did not have the opportunity to visit the National Memorial in Washington, D.C. to still experience the power of the monument. It also allows family members of those honored to remember their loved ones who gave their lives in service.
For five days from June 27th to July 1st, 2019 “The Moving Wall” will be on display in The Mill Walk Mall parking lot at 2601 Cantrell Road. The visit was arranged by American Legion Post 42 and is being supported by a volunteer committee to organize the visit, fundraising and volunteer opportunities.
“The Moving Wall” Committee meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the American Legion located at 303 E Pearl Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701.
A Brief History of the War
The Vietnam War (November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975) was a long fought conflict that arose between the communist government of North Vietnam and South Vietnam as well as its principal ally, the United States.
The conflict was intensified by tensions in the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. During the War, approximately 2.5 million Americans served and 58,300 were killed in service. At the end of the war approximately 2,500 more were listed as prisoners of war or missing in action.
Overall, more than 3 million people were killed in the Vietnam War. More than half of the dead were Vietnamese civilians.
The Virtual Wall
Visiting The Virtual Wall is a good way to prepare for the visit of “The Moving Wall” or to learn more about the men and women honored on the memorial.
- Find a Name: The Virtual Wall allows users to search by name, unit, city/state or by wall panel and date.
- POW/MIA Status: Access an online database of prisoners of war (POWs) and those listed as missing in action (MIA) during the war.
- Faces of the Fallen: A photographic index of those listed on The Wall. Many listings also include poems and memories shared by friends and family members.