Welcome to Rolling With The Moving Wall 2010. The Moving Wall is a half-scale replica of Washington DC's Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Since 1984, The Moving Wall has toured the country, having installed itself for public viewing at over a thousand towns and cities. A conservative estimate would put the number of past visitors in the millions. This summer and fall, that number of visitors will grow as The Moving Wall will be hosted by almost forty additional towns and cities.

This site is dedicated to community members in those towns and cities who'd like to post comments from having visited The Moving Wall during its stay, and to those others who might like to read those comments.

If you are a community member of one of the towns listed below and you would like to post comments, reflections, observations, poems, etc. to the blog,
you can do so easily by moving your computer cursor over the "comments" link that appears to the right below your town's name, clicking on it, and writing in the text box that pops open. (Be sure to click on "Post Comment" before navigating away from the page)

If you would like to post images to this site, please send them to rollingwiththemovingwall@gmail.com, and be sure to include the location from which the pictures comes.

Also, if you would like to read my personal blog relating to The Moving Wall, please visit

Please consider participating in my very brief and anonymous survey on visitors to The Moving Wall. The survey is only ten questions long, and can be accessed at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CK3N5W3

I am also quite honored and pleased that Sharon Denitto has requested that here excellent site, Touch The Wall (
http://www.touchthewall.org), be linked here. Please visit Touch The Wall, as her hard work offers a unique perspective on The Wall and presents information not readily found elsewhere.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cheboygan, MI 5/13-5/17

Carrollton, KY 5/20-5/24

Westerville, OH 5/27-5/31

Springfield, OH 6/03-6/07

Lynbrook, NY 6/10-6/14

I visited The Wall at Lynbrook's Greis Veterans' Park this past weekend. Hats off to Nick Camarano, Johnny O'Dougherty, Al Beach, and all the veteran and community volunteers for hosting such a thoughtful display.  Any image can be enlarged by clicking on it.

Jerry Blitefield

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West Hartford, CT 6/17-6/21

Here are some photos of West Hartford's hosting of The Moving Wall.

This is The Wall as it spanned the lawn in front of the Town Center.

Here is a table set for all MIA (Missing In Action). The symbolic significance of its setting follows below.


West Hartford honored its fallen sons by identifying each beneath the panel which bears his name.

Other Connecticut casualties born outside of West Hartford were also given special attention by family and friends.


In 2007. Cheshire, CT, high school students undertook the project to create an individual poster for each of the Connecticut's 612 fallen. Here those posters are on display in a specially constructed tent.

The names of the eight women known to have been killed in action are also on The Wall. West Hartford identified each beneath the panel which bears her name.

In addition to the nurses who gave their lives, West Hartford identified by his place on The Wall the oldest casualty of the war...

... and the youngest.

Given what I witnessed over two days in West Hartford, the organizers and volunteers are to be commended for their highly coordinated effort. Of course, in any sizable community undertaking, many of those deserving recognition go unidentified, but so that at least those who can be identified get credit for their success, here are some reprinted pages from the event brochure.  (Click on either page to enlarge.)

Batavia, NY 6/24-6/28

Andover, NY 7/01-7/05

Hamburg, MI 7/08-7/12

Crosby, MN 7/22-7/26

Seneca, KS 7/29-8/02

Anadarko, OK 8/05-8/09

Chowchilla, CA 8/1-8/16

Norwalk, CA 8/19-8/23

Ventura, CA 8/26-8/30

Sacramento, CA 9/02-9/06

Spanish Fork, UT 9/09-9/13

Watertown. SD 9/16-9/20

LaCrosse, WI 9/23-9/28

Florence, KY !0/14-10/18

Pooler, GA 10/28-11/01

DuQuoin, IL 11/04-11/08