TIOGA, P.A. (WENY) -- On July 10th, the Moving Wall will make its way to Williamson High School in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and preparations are being made before its arrival.

"Visiting the Moving Wall is often an emotional and profound experience. Bringing the Moving Wall to our community allows the people in our area who may not be able to travel to Washington, D. C., the opportunity to come and pay their respects. It's an homage to these great American heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and it also gives our younger generations an opportunity to gain information and knowledge on a significant piece of American history," said Jessica Barron, chair of the Tioga County Moving Wall Project Committee.

On-site memorials and ramps have already been erected at the high school. Now, general landscaping and upkeep is taking place before the wall arrives on Wednesday.

The Moving Wall is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. at one-half of the size, and has been traveling across the United States for over 40 years. The wall's escort will leave from the Painted Post Hampton Inn at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10th.

The opening ceremonies will take place at Williamson High School at 3:00 p.m. Also on Wednesday, a Huey helicopter will land at the Williamson High School soccer field at 2:00 p.m., and a flyover featuring Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters will accompany the opening ceremony.

Candlelight service begins at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12th, and the closing ceremony is set for Sunday, July 14th at 5:00 p.m.