UNH Hosts Vietnam Memorial Wall May 4-8, 2017


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

DURHAM, N.H. – The Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., will be at the University of New Hampshire May 4-8, 2017, as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the war.

The moving wall will be set up on the Great Lawn in front of DeMeritt Hall, visible from Main Street. It will be available for viewing by the public 24 hours a day from 1 p.m. May 4 through 8 a.m. May 8 to honor those who died and their loved ones.

The wall will be escorted to campus by a group of riders from the N.H. State police, local police, and several Vietnam motorcycle groups, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4, off Route 4 onto Main Street. It will travel through downtown Durham on Main Street, go around Pettee Brook Lane and end on Main Street opposite DeMerritt Hall. An opening ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. and the wall will open to visitors at its conclusion.

Financial and in-kind support from a number of UNH offices made the Moving Wall visit possible: the President’s Office; the Office of Military and Veteran Services; Facilities; Dining; Transportation Services; Academic Affairs; Community, Equity and Diversity; and the Student Armed Forces Association. Service Credit Union also provided support for the event.

Visitors to campus can park in the Edgewood Road Visitor Lot, the Depot Road lot, A Lot, or park at West Edge and take the shuttle in. Handicap spaces will be available on College Road as well as in the Thompson Hall lot.

The University of New Hampshire is a flagship research university that inspires innovation and transforms lives in our state, nation and world. More than 16,000 students from all 50 states and 71 countries engage with an award-winning faculty in top ranked programs in business, engineering, law, liberal arts and the sciences across more than 200 programs of study. UNH’s research portfolio includes partnerships with NASA, NOAA, NSF and NIH, receiving more than $100 million in competitive external funding every year to further explore and define the frontiers of land, sea and space.