Opening ceremony held for Moving Wall memorial in Waukesha's Frame Park

NOW: Opening ceremony held for Moving Wall memorial in Waukesha’s Frame Park


WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Thursday's rain didn't stop a special ceremony in Waukesha.

It was the opening ceremony for the Moving Wall at Frame Park.

The Moving Wall travels all around the country. It's a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

It includes the names of more than 58,000 servicemen and women who gave their lives in service during the Vietnam War, including 68 from Waukesha County.

A local Vietnam Veteran who lost men from his unit tells us why he wanted to see the wall.

"I've never been to Washington D.C. I hope to sometime, but I'm glad to have this as something that I can relate to and see the names, that's important," said Vietnam Veteran Patrick Kemmerling. 

CBS 58 is a sponsor of the Moving Wall.

It's open to the public 24 hours a day through Memorial Day. 

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