The Moving Wall will be hosted in conjunction with the City’s second annual Bikefest Music Festival and will bring patriotic-themed performances to the Bay Street Players Theatre and the art exhibit, “Voices From Vietnam” by Charlene Edwards, to the Lake Eustis Museum of Art.
“The Vietnam Wall stands as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that men and women made and helps to heal the wounds from the War,” said The Moving Wall Committee Member and Vietnam Veteran, Michael Pergola. “The Moving Wall was created to allow people from across America, who may otherwise be unable to make the trip to Washington, D.C., the opportunity to visit the monument in their hometown.”
The City has formed a steering committee for The Moving Wall which includes representatives from various community and Veterans organizations including: Bay Street Players Theatre, Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Eustis Historical Museum, Cornerstone Hospice, Lake Eustis Area Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Rotary, Gator Harley Davidson, ROTC, American Legion, VFW, Faith Riders, Nam Knights Motorcycle Club of America, Trout Lake Nature Center, the Patriot Guard Riders, Lake Haven Church, the Vietnam Veterans of America and US Military Vets.
“We are so excited for the opportunity to bring The Moving Wall to Eustis so that people can experience it and honor our fallen heroes,” said Erin Bailey, the City’s event coordinator. “Right now, we’re really trying to build community support and are looking for sponsors and volunteers to assist us with bringing this special monument to Eustis.”
Event organizers are seeking donations of various supplies and sponsorships to help facilitate the project — and for volunteers to help with set up/take down of The Moving Wall or to help escort visitors needing on-site assistance. For more information, please contact Eustis Event Coordinator, Erin Bailey at (352) 483-5491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.