Memorial expected to attract 50,000 to Berwyn

By Elisa Juliano

Photo courtesy of Berwyn Park District.

Photo courtesy of Berwyn Park District.

This summer the Berwyn Park District expects many will flock to Berwyn to see “The Moving Wall” on display at Proska Park.

“Through our marketing efforts the number that has been thrown around is 50,000 people,” said Hillary Fulara, a recreational programmer for Proska Park.

According to Fulara, Aurora hosted the wall in November and received over 150,000 visitors.

“The Moving Wall” has been touring the county for almost 30 years and is a half-size replica of the Veterans Vietnam Memorial located in Washington, D.C.

Fulara said the park district will have “a dedication or remembrance ceremony” for the 60 fallen soldiers from Berwyn who are listed on the wall.

She also said the park district is looking to the public for support.

“We are reaching out to Berwyn and the surrounding communities for volunteers,” said Fulara.

The wall will be on display from August 7 through August 14, 2014 on the park’s baseball field. Visitors may see the wall for free. The viewing hours will be 24-hours a day.

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