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Summary of Visitors to the Moving Wall at the Illinois Veterans Home

Quincy, Illinois


June 12th - 20th, 2000

June 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th there were a combined total of 2500 visitors to the Moving Wall that signed in the guest book. And most signed the books as they came by ones and twos all the days that the wall was there. Of those 2500 visitors the first few days, 487 had served in the military at some point in their lives. This percentage of prior service to civilian visitors was the norm all the days the Moving Wall was on display.

June 17th (Saturday) there were about 1000 visitors to the Moving Wall

June 18th (Sunday, Father's Day) there were about 1500 visitors to the Moving Wall

June 19th (Monday) there were about 780 visitors to the Moving Wall

June 20th (Tuesday) there were about 460 visitors to the Moving Wall

This makes for a combined total of 6,240 actual persons that signed the visitors guests books. Given the few that did not sign, and a few school buses one morning, it would be safe to estimate there were a total of 10,000 visitors to the Moving Wall at the most.

The majority of visitors never served in the military. Of those that did serve the majority of those that served in the military were from time periods other than the Vietnam War years. Listing and Location of items left at the Moving Wall, Illinois Veterans Home, June 12th through 20th, 2000, Quincy Illinois