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MINDEN, Nev . — The Vietnam Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., will visit Carson Valley for the first time next spring.
The moving wall, which has been in circulation around the county since 1984, will land at Eastside Memorial Park, 1600 Buckeye Road in Minden, from May 31 to June 6, 2018.
“We’re super excited, “ said Nadia Shahin, Family Service Counselor for Eastside Memorial Park. “Over the years we’ve had veterans organizations saying they’d love to see the memorial here. I submitted a request this past year and it just happened that they were going to be in Utah on Memorial Day weekend and they had an open week directly after.”
Shahin said the desire to bring the wall to the Valley stemmed from two reasons.
“We want to help bring healing to veterans, families and friends of those who died or are missing in Vietnam, especially for those who have not seen the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.,” Shahin said. “Secondly, we are looking to educate the community about the war in Vietnam and its impact on our nation and our veterans.”
Shahin said there will be a lot of coordination in the coming year and that the park will be seeking sponsors and volunteers to help support the memorial’s visit – it’ll be open for viewing 24 hours per day while it’s here.
She said she hopes she’ll be able to organize a processional from Carson Valley Inn to the memorial park for the wall’s arrival, and that there will also be an opening ceremony on May 31st.
The memorial will be placed on the back lawn of the park, where there are currently no interments.
Anyone interested in volunteering or sponsoring the wall’s visit can contact Shahin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also an event page on Facebook.
For more information on the Moving Wall, visit www.themovingwall.org.