'They're still around': Waukesha hosts Memorial Day tribute at The Moving Wall memorial

NOW: ’They’re still around’: Waukesha hosts Memorial Day tribute at The Moving Wall memorial

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CSB 58) -- Memorial Day ceremonies happened around our area to honor our nation’s fallen heroes.

On Monday, May 31, hundreds of people visited Waukesha's Frame Park for a program and closing ceremony for The Moving Wall.

The Wall arrived on Thursday.

Since then, organizers say thousands of people have come to pay tribute.

Right before Monday's closing ceremony, some placed flowers in the river in honor of those service members lost.

Many people gave reflections, honors and special remarks during the program.

CBS 58 met local one Vietnam Army veteran who’d visited the wall this weekend.

For several reasons, he said it holds a very special place in his heart.

“Well I have five, of my friends, are on the wall so I come to pay homage and tribute to them. As long as you’re thinking about them, they’re in your mind, they’re still around," said veteran Jim Freeberg.

“I’ve been teaching school for 30 years in elementary, and I really feel it’s important for our children to know the history and that freedom is not free," said Waukesha resident Wanda Boggs.

Visitors can stop by The Moving Wall until 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 1. 

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