Monday, May 30, 2011

Closing Ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at the New Lenox American Legion

A large crowd gathered at the Tom E. Hartung American Legion Post in New Lenox for the closing ceremony for the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall.   The Wall is open for viewing until 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.  The Wall is watched over by a volunteer honor guard 24/7.

Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at the New Lenox American Legion Post 1977

Closing Ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at the New Lenox American Legion

Closing Ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at the New Lenox American Legion

Veterans line the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at the Closing Ceremony in New Lenox, Memorial Day, May 30, 2011

Veterans line the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at the Closing Ceremony in New Lenox, Memorial Day, May 30, 2011

Video of the closing ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at New Lenox American Legion Post 1977

The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall is now in place at the New Lenox American Legion Post 1977.


The closing ceremony will occur on Memorial Day,  May 30th, at 7:00 p.m..

The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall is a half-sized replica of the Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the U.S. for more than 20 years.



Here are photos of the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall:


The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at New Lenox American Legion Post 1977

Members of the Manhattan American Legion at the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at the New Lenox American Legion Post 1977



The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at New Lenox American Legion Post 1977

The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at New Lenox American Legion Post 1977

The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at New Lenox American Legion Post 1977

Air Force ROTC cadets at The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at New Lenox American Legion Post 1977
Here is a video of the American Legion and the Air Force ROTC honor guards changing posts as part of an honor guard that will maintain watch over the Wall 24/7:


Friday, May 27, 2011

Braidwood Memorial Day Service

Braidwood American Legion Post Commander Jim Canup invites everyone to the Memorial Day service beginning at 9 a.m. May 30th, 2011 at the Reed Township Veteran's Memorial in downtown Braidwood.


Speakers will include Mayor Jerry Pressley and State Sen. Sue Rezin. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony by the Braidwood Area Chamber of Commerce at City Hall.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New Lenox American Legion Post 1977 to host Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall

The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall will be hosted by the New Lenox American Legion Post 1977 from May 26 to May 30, 2011.

The wall will arrive at the New Lenox American Legion Post 1977--located at 14414 Ford Drive in New Lenox---on May 26 at 9:30 a.m. and will be open for viewing at noon.

An opening ceremony will take place on May 27th at 4:00 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7:00 p.m..

The closing ceremony will occur May 30th at 7:00 p.m..

The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall is a half-sized replica of the Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the U.S. for more than 20 years.

Photos and video from the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall at the Tom E. Hartung American Legion Post 1977 in New Lenox.