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The Moving Wall

The Moving Wall Comes to Yazoo!

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The Moving Wall will be open to the public 24 hours a day from October 29 to November 2, 2015.

Location:
Intersection of Hwy 49 and SR 149 in Yazoo City
1490 E Broadway
Yazoo City, MS 39194

 

MovingWall_postcardImgTHE MOVING WALL

“The Moving Wall” is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for thirty plus years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of the “The Wall.” He vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to go to Washington.

John, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver, and other Vietnam veteran volunteers built The Moving Wall. It went on display for the first time in Tyler Texas in October 1984. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from April through November, spending about a week at each site.

Click to visit the Official Website of The Moving Wall in Yazoo

Get Involved! Donate or Volunteer!

CLICK HERE to Download the Yazoo Veterans form to submit your friend or family member as a veteran from Yazoo County

CLICK HERE to Download the Flag Sponsorship form – Sponsor a United States flag to be displayed in honor of a friend or family member.

SCHEDULE OF CEREMONIES

The Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and the Yazoo Salutes the Troops Committee are still in the preliminary stages of planning the ceremonies. Yazoo County is preparing to open its doors to the thousands of veterans and citizens that will make their way to Yazoo October 29 through November 2, 2015 to see the memorial.

We will have shuttles running from designated parking places (TBA). Ceremonies are not firmed but we have included a sample of what to expect.

Opening Ceremony
Hosted by The Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and Yazoo Salutes the Troops Committee
Friday, October 30, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Speakers Include
Paul Ott
Mississippi’s Governor Phil Byrant
Major General (Ret.) Terrill K. Moffett
1490 E. Broadway Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194

Remembrance/Candle Light Vigil Ceremony
Hosted by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and Yazoo Salutes the Troops Committee
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Hosted Yazoo Ministerial Association and First Baptist Church of Yazoo City
1490 E. Broadway Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194

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The Moving Wall in Yazoo is presented by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce and the Yazoo Salutes the Troops Committee, and sponsored by:
Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc./Baptist Medical Center Yazoo, Yazoo County Board of Supervisors, 21 Club Inc., American Legion Post #7 Roy Lammons, Bank of Yazoo, BankPlus, Beard + Riser Architects PLLC, Berry’s Quick Stop, Bob Bailey, Brown Bottling Company, Bryan Jones, BRV Equipment, Century 21/Sue Patterson, Charlene McGraw, Charles Long, Chick-fil-A, Clancy’s Restaurant, Classic Creations, Cobie Collins Real Estate, Crop Production Services, Daughters of American Revolution – Yazoo Chapter, Delta Ace, Deltaview Custom Monuments, Downtown Marketplace, First South Farm Credit, George Jennings, Gotta Go Portable Toilets, HarryHelper.com, Healthcare Medical, Henry, Barbour & DeCell, Hugh Long, Humana, IXOYE Crusaders #1200 Christian Motorcycle Association, Jamie & Seth Swafford, Jayne Dew, Joanne Collins, Johnny Crow, Jordan Farms, La Printers, Larry and Diane Meek, Larry Summers, Livingston Insurance, Lowe’s, Magnolia Federal Credit Union, Main Street Hotel, Main Street Market, MedStat EMS Inc., Merrill Normand, Mike Saxton’s Garage, Mississippi Ag, Mississippi Tents, Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Phillips Planting Company, Power 107 WBYP, P-Reaux’s Cajun Mudbugs & Shrimp, Quint Carver, Richard Rohman, Shackleford Construction & Hauling LLC, Simmons Tire Service, G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Foundation, Southern Beverage Company, Sue Patterson, Supervisor Willie Wright, The Yazoo Herald, Tonya Hicks, Taggart Electric Inc., Tom’s On Main, Travis Crimm, Van Foster, Veterans of Foreign Wars (Yazoo County), Vintage Hair Salon & Boutique, Virginia Mathews, Williams, Clark & Morrison Inc., Yazoo Body Works, Yazoo County Fair Association, Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Yazoo County Coroner/Ricky Shivers, Yazoo County Economic Development District, Yazoo County Emergency Management, Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department, Yazoo City Ministerial Association, Yazoo Public Service Commission, Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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