Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica in Central Indiana this weekend


There are dozens of monuments around Indianapolis honoring those who fought for our country.

Another special monument will be in the city this weekend at Ft. Harrison on 56th St, one block north of the Finance Center in Lawton Loop Parade Field.

The Moving Wall — a half-size replica of Washington, D.C.'s Vietnam Veterans Memorial — is here through May 4.

A special opening ceremony takes place at 6 p.m. Friday. The wall will be open 24 hours a day.

It's especially timely as we kick off the busy month of May, with Memorial Day just a few weeks away.

"It allows you to pay tribute to the people who lost their lives in the war," said Michael Hamm, president of Vietnam Veterans of America #295.

He said people get very anxious when visiting The Moving Wall because it brings back a lot of memories.

"The stories that you hear, the friendships that are recreated," Hamm said. "It just takes us back."

The Moving Wall has made its way across the country for more than 30 years.

Lawrence is the first stop this year. The wall travels from late April through November each year.