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Vietnam Wall in Middle Village

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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012 10:30 am | Updated: 2:38 pm, Thu Jun 28, 2012.

The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, will be in Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village from Friday, June 29 to Monday, July 2.

The wall is a traveling exhibit that carries the names of the nearly 60,000 members of the United States military killed in the Vietnam War.

The exhibit is operated by Vietnam Combat Veterans, Ltd.

The opening ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on June 29, and the closing ceremony will be July 2 at 10 a.m.

Organizers and area veterans had attempted to bring the wall to Juniper Valley in 2004, but wound up displaying the memorial in Cunningham park in Fresh Meadows when disputes arose over the intention to keep the display open to the public 24 hours a day.

Volunteers are needed 24 hours a day while the wall is in the park. Many area businesses are donating meals for the volunteers.

Further information for those seeking to visit or volunteer is available on line qvdp.org.

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