Nightly ceremonies to take place to honor Waukesha County's fallen
WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) --- The City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department (WPRF)announces nightly ceremonies at 9:00 p.m. will take place at the Frame Park Amphitheater recognizing all of the men listed on the nationally touring, half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, “The Moving Wall."
Officials say the memorial will be in Frame Park on Thursday, May 27 at noon and open 24 hours. It will go through Memorial Day, closing at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1.
The Moving Wall memorial includes the names of more than 58,000 servicemen and women who gave their lives in service during the Vietnam Conflict.
Recognition of each of the Waukesha County communities will take place as follows at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted:
- Thursday, May 27: Waukesha, opening ceremony at 6 p.m.
- Friday, May 28: Big Bend, Brookfield, Delafield, Elm Grove
- Saturday, May 29: Hartland, Menomonee Falls, Mukwonago, Muskego, New Berlin
- Sunday, May 30: North Prairie, Oconomowoc, Okauchee, Pewaukee, Sussex
“Mayors and Presidents of our Waukesha County communities will be present to read the names of the men listed on The Moving Wall from their communities,” said Joanna Adamicki, special events coordinator. “There are 68 men whose names will be read aloud to recognize their ultimate sacrifice, over the course of the visit of the memorial. We appreciate the opportunity to honor them.”
For more information on The Moving Wall, click here.