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MovingWallThe Moving Wall, the nation's first and only Vietnam Veterans Memorial came to Germantown, WI the week of September 1st through the 5th.
About the Moving Wall
"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. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of "The Wall." He vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to go to Washington. As of January 1, 2013, there were 58,286 listed on the memorial, which is dedicated to the 2.7 million men and women who served in the U.S. military in Vietnam.

John, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver, and other Vietnam veteran volunteers built The Moving Wall as a rememberance and healing tool for all those who served the military in Vietnam. It went on display for the first time in Tyler, Texas in October of 1984. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from April through November, spending about a week at each site.

For more information on the The Moving Wall Schedule of Events click here for more details.

We give a big THANK YOU to all who participated in making this event possible here in Germantown and thanks to all the people who took the time to see this wonderful exhibit. 

What is Leadership Germantown?

Leadership Germantown is a unique leadership training program designed to enhance the candidate's  current leadership abilities, offer skill building sessions to developing leaders within the Germantown community, and offer an opportunity for community members to get involved in giving back to Germantown though service. Leadership Germantown provides training in both leadership skills and community awareness in an effort to build unique and dynamic leaders who will contribute to the advancement of our community and within their profession.  Program sessions are split into two disciplines:

  • Community focus: The community discipline focuses on education and exposure to Germantown economy, businesses education, local history and cultural affairs, human services, government, recreation and the environment.

  • Professional focus:  Skill sessions focus on training that will advance your personal and professional life by expanding your skills in team building, visionary thinking, trusteeship, communications, managing change and more. Additional benefits include networking opportunities while developing your own level of leadership abilities.

How does the Leadership Germantown program work?

Participants can be sponsored by their employers, local businesses or organizations or by themselves to enhance their training and leadership opportunities. Participants attend full-day leadership sessions each month, from September through May. Participants ultimately work on a group project intended to benefit the community. Project results are presented by participants to their sponsors and community leaders during the Leadership Germantown graduation banquet held in May.

What are the Benefits of Leadership Germantown?

  • As a participant, you will learn where there are needs for your unique talents and leadership involvement. Upon completing the leadership program, the skills, resources and experiences you have gained will make you an invaluable asset to your community. You will be ready to help shape the future of Germantown.

  • As a sponsor, your employee will develop valuable skills that will enhance their performance within your company or organization, develop contacts through numerous networking opportunities and receive recognition for their leadership contributions to the community.

Participation in Leadership Germantown will advance skills in team building, visionary thinking and project leadership while developing networking opportunities and involvement through community.  Individual and panel discussions with corporate executives, elected officials, subject experts, and village and community leaders reveal tips on decision-making, visionary thinking and developing collaborative relationships.  If you are looking to learn more about the Germantown community to grow your business, expand your personal life, or make community changes that matter, Leadership Germantown will open the doors to these opportunities and much more!

How do I get involved?  Apply now for next year’s class!  Click here to Apply Now!

Garret Newkirk

Leadership Germantown President

PO Box 125

Germantown, WI 53022