‘The Moving Wall’, a ½ scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C., is coming to Sam Hicks Monument Park on October 9th through 13th. The Manzanita Ranch Inc., a charitable human service agency dedicated to veterans, will be hosting The Moving Wall’s appearance in SW Riverside County.
“It will take dozens of volunteers to make this appearance of The Moving Wall in Temecula a success,” said Johnny Roberts, Director of The Manzanita Ranch.
The Organizational Committee will be looking for other organizations to assist in this five-day event. The Moving Wall will be open and available for public viewing 24-hours a day for the duration of the display. There is no cost to visit The Moving Wall.
“There are over 59,000 names on The Wall and we need docents to host visitors to The Moving Wall,” Roberts said. “We will also be reading the names from The Moving Wall and will need dozens of people who want to spend two hours, working with a team of three other people, to read names,” he added.
When people visit the display they will be able to locate names of friends and family members that appear on The Wall. The docents will have directories to assist visitors find these names. Once located, visitors will be supplied with a crayon and a slip of paper so they can create a transfer of the names.
”The City of Temecula has been very supportive of our efforts,” Roberts noted. “They have made Sam Hicks Monument Park available to us and we believe it is the perfect place for the display”.
Sam Hicks Monument Park is the location of the Temecula Museum and is perfectly located on the edge of Old Town Temecula at 41970 Moreno Road in Temecula. The Moving Wall is nearly 252 feet long and has a 120-degree angle at the halfway point. It will be lit overnight and will be available to guests 24-hours a day for the five-day display.
For additional information visit: http://www.TheMovingWall2014.com. This site will be updated on a regular basis and will be the main source of updated information about The Moving Wall display in Temecula.