Groups asked to reserve viewing times at Moving Wall exhibit

| 21 Feb 2012 | 10:48

    Jefferson Township-The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display 24 hours a day in Jefferson Township beginning on Thursday, Sept. 23 through Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Morris County SnoBowl site on Weldon Road adjacent to the Jefferson Township Middle School. Jefferson is the only New Jersey community to host The Moving Wall in 2004. Because of the hundreds if not thousands of people expected to view this memorial, it is asked that veterans organizations, school groups, civic organizations, and other large groups schedule a group visit by calling 973-208-3634. This special telephone line will be active 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and callers should leave their names along with daytime and evening telephone numbers, the name of the group or organization, and the number of people expected to attend. The memorial is 250 feet long and is engraved with the names of the 58,234 men and women who died in the Vietnam War or who are considered Prisoners of War or still Missing in Action as of Jan. 1, 2004. As there is no government involvement in The Moving Wall exhibit, its display and maintenance is run entirely on donations. It is never displayed at fundraisers, carnival-type events, or any location where profits are an objective. Volunteers will help with the construction of a platform to support the massive structure; and landscape designers and florists will be asked to volunteer their services to line each end of The Moving Wall with shrubs, small trees, and flowers to add to the beauty and simplicity of the display. Other volunteers will assist visitors during the display locate the names of the veterans whose names appear on The Moving Wall by using the Directory of Names that will be provided both in print and on a computer program. For more information, visit,, or