AZUSA — After a 10-year absence, the Vietnam Moving Wall is back in Azusa, listing the names of 58,425 military personnel who died in the war or from injuries suffered in it. The arrival of the wall, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., was made possible through a $4,500 donation from the VFW Post 8070, American Legion Post 180 and the Eagles 2810 all Azusa organizations. About 75 volunteers on Friday put together the 140 black aluminum panels with silk-screen names on the front lawn of Azusa City Hall. Azusa resident Linda Meave, who is also an auxiliary member of VFW 8070, polished the wall. Meave said her cousin’s name was on it. Councilman Joe Rocha said having the wall in Azusa was a time for feelings. “And to teach kids to know freedom is not free and not to take the freedoms we experience everyday for granted,’ Rocha said. “It’s a time to come together and give thanks to the vets who fought for our freedoms.’ @Tagline columnist:Marianne Love can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Something hits me right here when I look at all of the names,’ she said. “The fact that my husband is a Vietnam vet. It’s overwhelming.’ The panels, measuring 6-plus feet high, stretch 253 feet across the lawn at 213 E. Foothill Blvd. Special-education students from Whitcomb Continuation High in Glendora brought 109 homemade cards and lined them against the wall representing those who would have celebrated their birthday Friday. “It was awesome to go through the names. It was a shocker, too,’ said teacher John Dickson. “Many were born close to when I was.’ Opening ceremonies begin 10 a.m. today, with closing ceremonies at 7 p.m. Thursday. The public can visit the wall at any time during then.