Editor's note: Above video from 2016 features Vietnam Veterans living in Washington honored with Silver Stars
MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. – A half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. is on display in Medical Lake, Wash., through Monday.
It will be open to the public 24 hours a day until noon on Monday, June 17.
The Moving Wall, which honors more than 3 million Americans who served in the Vietnam War, has been touring the country for more than 30 years. It bears the names of more than 58,000 men and women who died during the war.
Vietnam veterans built The Moving Wall and first displayed it in Tyler, Texas, in October 1984.
The Moving Wall is part of Medical Lake’s Founders Day Festival celebration on Saturday, June 15. On that day, a dedication ceremony will be held at noon followed by a flyover.
The closing ceremony for the wall will be held of Sunday, June 16, at 6 p.m.
The wall is in the 200 block of South Prentis Street, west of Medical Lake Middle School.
Community members donated tens of thousands of dollars to bring the memorial to Medical Lake, according to the city’s website. The total cost was $44,000.