SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Moving Wall memorial officially arrived in Sackets Harbor Friday morning.
Members of the Association of the U.S. Army and Fort Drum’s 41st Engineer Battalion 2nd Brigade Combat Team were hard at work assembling the wall at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield.
“Being part of the Army, you’re part of a big family. Without them supporting our country, we wouldn’t be here today,” said Spc. Robert Canderozzi, 41st Engineer Battalion 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
It will be on display through the weekend.
World War II veteran Robert Shelato from Morristown got an early preview.
“It’s just overwhelming to see this many people who lost their lives in that war,” he said.
“What a way to thank our soldiers, veterans, all service men and women 50 years after the war, by bringing this wall up here. They can come up here and maybe feel like they’ve been thanked for their service,” said Joe McLaughlin, AUSA board member.
The moving wall is a one-half size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
People can visit the wall any time from now until 8 p.m. on Sunday.
A memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
You can find out more on the AUSA’s Facebook page.