Ponaganset High School bringing Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall to RI


Note: Article is sponsored content on behalf of the Vietnam Traveling Wall Exhibit

From November 1-5, 2018, Ponaganset High School will be bringing the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall to Rhode Island.  A team of dedicated teachers, staff and students, spearheaded at Ponaganset High School, have committed their time and energy to creating a powerful and moving learning experience for our students, the community, and the state of Rhode Island. This project has been received by a tremendous amount of support as well as the unanimous approval of the Foster-Glocester Regional School Committee.

“The Moving Wall” is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for thirty plus years. Ponaganset High School is planning to host the “Moving Wall” from November 1st thru November 5th, 2018. The “Moving Wall” will be open to the public, 24 hours a day.

Foster-Glocester Schools have a rich history of teaching, remembering, and honoring our veterans and their service to our country. The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall project will complement and build on a Wreaths Across America (WAA) celebration held for the past decade that involves hundreds of students, community members, and veterans.   The Moving Wall will enable students to gain a deeper understanding of our history and the service of our veterans and their families. Students will engage in an extended period of research as they seek answers to complex questions and problems across multiple subjects. These learning experiences will culminate with the viewing of the “Moving Wall” by our students, students from other schools, and the veterans and residents of our State.

We are seeking your assistance in raising funds to make this important event a reality. The projected overall budget, to include transportation, set-up, advertising, and protective details is well over $50,000 and you can help us right now by visiting us on our Facebook page,  “Bring the Vietnam Wall to Ponaganset” and making a donation today.  Help us keep the promise that the Wall was built on, “Never Forget”.

Please make personal and corporate checks payable to Ponaganset High School with “Moving Wall Fund” written in the memo.

Checks can be mailed to:

Ponaganset High School
137 Anan Wade Road
North Scituate RI 02857

If you have any questions about this project or would like to discuss how you could help in greater detail, please feel free to contact Mr. Chris Stanley directly at 401-338-6015.

 

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