Estrella by Newland Communities will host “The Moving Wall™,” a half-size traveling replica of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial beginning at noon on October 2 through noon on October 6 and is free to all attending. The Wall will be open 24 hours a day, with volunteers stationed at The Wall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily to assist guests in finding names. The monument was created by John Devitt, Norris Shears, Gary Haver and other Vietnam veterans to share the powerful experience of visiting the memorial with those who may never have an opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. Standing six-feet tall and 252-feet long, The Wall’s memorial site will encompass approximately half an acre of land just to the west of Starpointe Residents Club at 17665 W. Elliot Rd in Estrella.
Specifically, designed to honor the 2.7 million men and women who served in the U.S. Military in Vietnam, The Wall contains approximately 58,283 names – 1,300 of those are still unaccounted for prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA). Volunteers will be reciting these names over a P.A. system 24 hours a day, for the duration of the exhibit.
Over the past two years, the CCMC team at Estrella has worked with residents, Newland Communities and the City of Goodyear to realize the dream of bringing The Moving Wall to Estrella. The team’s goal is to create experiences that connect people, turn neighbors into friends and demonstrate the power of community. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.lifeinestrella.com. To make a donation, please contact The Moving Wall Foundation at (906) 885-5599. CLICK HERE to read more.