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Vietnam Moving Wall visits West Aurora High School

Published: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 5:25 p.m. CDT
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Steve (left) and Jody Knack of Aurora carry a panel – which displays the name of Jody Knack’s brother, Gary L. Holian, an U.S. Army soldier killed in Vietnam on Aug. 12, 1971 – during installation of the Vietnam Moving Wall memorial Thursday at West Aurora High School in Aurora.
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Several veteran motorcycle riding groups escort the Vietnam Moving Wall to West Aurora High School.

AURORA – The Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial arrived at West Aurora High School in Aurora on Thursday.

The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Washington, D.C., Vietnam Veterans Memorial, has been touring the country for almost 30 years. It went on display for the first time in Tyler, Texas, in October 1984. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the U.S. from April through November, spending about a week at each site.

The wall is available for viewing at the school for 24 hours a day until a ceremony at dusk Monday, Nov. 11.

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