Jerry Blitefield

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Introduction Since I first discovered it in 1998, I have been studying The Moving Wall, the original half-scale replica of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. I am interested in the way The Moving Wall travels around the country creating temporary sites of memory and transforming daily landscapes into ritual domains. Recently, I applied for a National Endowment for the Humanities stipend to trail and write about The Moving Wall this summer, and to keep a blog of my observations and experiences. Unfortunately, the NEH turned me down. But I have decided to set up this blog so that collaboratively we can tell story of The Moving Wall, anyway. While I won’t be able to travel with The Moving Wall as I had originally sought to, I hope that you will contribute to this site in your comments.