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Oswego Moving Wall Committee Seeking Volunteers

Jun 03, 2016 09:05PM ● Published by Steven Jack

The Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is scheduled to be in Oswego's Prairie Point park from June 29 to July 3, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Vietnam Combat Veterans Ltd.)

The committee that is bringing the Moving Vietnam Wall to Oswego in 2017 is still seeking volunteers to join the effort. 

The Wall will come to rest at the Oswegoland Park District’s Prairie Point fields located on Plainfield Road near the ball fields and Splash Pad. Park President Dave Krahn, who is also a Chairman on the committee, outlined the organization currently in motion for next year's activities. 

“The wall will arrive in Oswego on June 29th early in the morning. It will then be placed on a pre-built platform and the solemn proceedings will begin. All 58,272 names will be individually read by volunteers.”

Krahn added that the committee is looking for volunteers, area veterans, financial donors and anyone else who would like to be a part of the tribute. “We need to raise about $50,000 and literally need hundreds of volunteers as the activity is 24/7 once it arrives,” he said.

The Moving Wall in Oswego is a collaboration between the Village of Oswego, Oswegoland Park District, School District 308, Oswego Chamber of Commerce and the Fox Valley Veterans Breakfast Club. 

Interested parties can visit the Facebook site VietnamWall Oswego 2017 to become involved, or contact Dave Krahn at krahn.david@gmail.com or Herschel Luckinbill at luckinbill1603@sbcglobal.net.

For more information contact Herschel Luckinbill at 630-801-9591 or Dave Krahn at 630-373-3299.

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