Aug 4-8 – Holly Community Hosting Moving Wall Memorial, Honoring Lives Lost in Vietnam
Holly, MI – American Legion Holly Post 149 is bringing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial The Moving Wall to Holly for the first time. The Moving Wall will be located at the Karl Richter Campus located at 300 East Street. The Wall will be open 24/7, open to the public and free.
The theme for the Moving Wall in Holly is “Reflections I”. The committee is comprised of veterans, businesspeople, and citizens. The co-chairs are Vietnam Veterans Joe Mishler and Rick Powers
The Richter Campus is named after Air Force pilot Karl Richter, who was shot down on 198th mission over North Vietnam. He didn’t survive. We have included the names of those who lost their lives in Vietnam from surrounding communities
The Wall is Scared Ground and people leave precious gifts at the Wall. We will collect the items left at the Wall in Holly and take them to the actual Wall in Washington, D.C. on Veterans Day.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has the names of 58,318 Americans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. The Moving Wall is a half scale model of the actual Memorial in Washington, D.C. Vietnam Combat Veterans LTD has been traveling around the county with the Moving Wall.
The committee is looking for volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Joe at the number listed below. WE need volunteers to cover all time slots because the Wall is open 24/7.
The Schedule for the event starts on August 4th at the Holiday Inn Express on North Holly Rd, off of exit 108 on I-75. The escort will begin at 9:30 am and will be led by the Patriot Guard. Before the escort starts, the Patriot Guard will give a safety talk. The Wall should arrive at the Richter Campus around 10 am.
The Opening Ceremony will be held at 3 pm. On August 5th, a POW/MIA Service will be held at 7 pm. August 6th, a veteran reunion will take place from 1pm-4pm. All veterans are welcome.
On August 6th at 7pm a special performance will be presented by US Army Veteran Joe Mishler and USMC Veteran Nick Juno. Their performance is a combination of music and stories.
The closing Ceremony will be held on August 7th at 3pm. The Wall remain open until it is dismantled on Monday August 8th.
The committee greatly appreciate all of the support from the Holly Area. The committee has Reflections I t-shirts for sale.
TRAVELING WALL SCHEDULE
August 3. 2022
Arrives at Holiday Inn Express
August 4, 2022
Escort leaves hotel at 9:30 am
Escort & Wall arrives around 10 am
Set up the Wall.
3pm Opening Ceremony
August 5. 2022
Wall open 24/7
POW/MIA Service, 7pm
August 6, 2022
Wall open 24/7
Veteran reunion, 1pm-4pm.
Reflections – Joe Mishler/Nick Juno, 7pm
August 7, 2022
Wall Open 24/7
3pm, Closing Ceremony
August 8, 2022
Dismantle Wall and clean site.
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Thank you to Jim Shaffer & Associates Realtors for sponsoring this section!