EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - All week long we've been showing you scenes from the Field of Honor in Eau Claire.
1,500 U.S. flags alongside Wisconsin flags are flying there. It’s a way of honoring veterans. The Moving Wall arrived at the site near Chippewa Valley Technical College on Clairemont Avenue Friday. It honors veterans from the Vietnam War.
There are 58,267 names on the wall. To give you an idea of how many people that is, they would make up 87% of the population of Eau Claire.
Each of these people have their own story. They all differ in age. One of the most staggering statistics: More than 33,000 people on this wall were only 18-years-old during the war.
There have been special events going on throughout the day here in Eau Claire to honor and help veterans. They include a program on reintegration and post-traumatic stress disorder. There was also a program called the Veteran Print Project That’s a program connecting veterans with artists to help share their story.
A special program Friday afternoon officially brough the Moving Wall into the city with music and special guests.
The moving wall will be in Eau Claire through Sunday.