Moving Wall exhibit coming to area

By Tanner Harding | Feb 27, 2017
Courtesy of: A veteran pays his respects at the wall in Camden, Tennessee.

Rochester — The Moving Wall is coming to Rochester. Kind of.

Representatives from the Wareham Veterans’ Council asked the Rochester Board of Selectmen for the town’s support when the wall comes to Wareham in August.

“We want to include the six towns that touch Wareham,” Veterans’ Council Chair Bob White said. “This will be a seven town event.”

The Moving Wall is a half scale replica of the Vietnam Veteran Wall in Washington, D.C. that tours the country so people who can’t make it to the capital can still pay their respects.

“It pays homage to the men who died,” White said. “It has to look dignified, honorable and respectful…It’s a moving experience.”

The wall will be in Wareham Aug. 17-21, and the display will also have a Vietnam War exhibition with memorabilia.

White said he would like to honor the names of Rochester soldiers who died in Vietnam during the four-day event as well.

“We very much hope the people of Rochester can come and see it,” Wareham Selectman Chair Judith Whiteside said. “We want people to know its there.”

Rochester Chair Naida Parker said the board would be happy to help publicize and promote the event.

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