Vietnam Wall

The Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. is one of the most popular tourist attractions in our nation’s capital.  The memorial is comprised of several large granite slabs that lists over 58,000 names of American military personal who were killed in action in Vietnam. Not everyone has the opportunity to travel and see this tremendous memorial. Last week however, Mr. Robbins’ History of World War I and II students were given a unique opportunity during class to see the “Moving Wall” at the New Lenox American Legion. The “Moving Wall” is a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial that travels around the United States to small towns, providing access to the stirring memorial. Students were giving a brief history the original memorial as well as the replica, and then students were able to explore the names of the soldiers who fought and died in Vietnam.