A half-size version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC will be set up in Ottawa for public visits Thursday through Monday. It’s called the Moving Wall, and it’s moving in more ways than one. Vietnam veteran Bob Cokley (KOH-klee) of Ottawa says it’s a good facsimile of the full size wall bearing more than 58,000 names in Washington.
Cokley says one of the men named on the wall died in his arms. There’ll be a ceremony to open the wall to the public at the UAW Pat Greathouse Center on Ottawa’s south side at five Thursday afternoon. It’ll be open 24 hours a day until the closing ceremony at noon next Monday.