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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include the location from which the pictures comes.
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.
Since I first discovered it in 1998, I have been studying The Moving Wall, the original half-scale replica of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. I am interested in the way The Moving Wall travels around the country creating temporary sites of memory and transforming daily landscapes into ritual domains. Recently, I applied for a National Endowment for the Humanities stipend to trail and write about The Moving Wall this summer, and to keep a blog of my observations and experiences. Unfortunately, the NEH turned me down. But I have decided to set up this blog so that collaboratively we can tell story of The Moving Wall, anyway. While I won’t be able to travel with The Moving Wall as I had originally sought to, I hope that you will contribute to this site in your comments.