"Never Again Will One Generation Of Veterans
North Wall Riders Association with the help of our Chapter joined for the Annual Run To
The North Wall. The purpose was to honor the Canadians that served with the U.S. Military
during the Vietnam War. Staging takes place at 9:30 A.M. at R.C.L. BR. 594-3920 Huron
Church Line Rd. Windsor, Ontario.
On July 2, 1995 the dream of three men realized fruition. The men were Ed Johnson, Ric
Gidner and Chris Reynolds and their dream was was a memorial honoring Canadians that paid
the ultimate price volunteering to serve with American troops in Vietnam. The dream
originated in the imagination of Ed Johnson and Ric Gidner and their heartfelt admiration
for the Canadians that sacrificed their lives was the driving force to honor them. Ed was
also a Vietnam Veteran and served in the US Army with the 2nd 47th Mechanized Infantry 9th
Division. Ric served with the United States Marine Corps. The memorial is called the
Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial but is affectionately referred to as "The North Wall".
On July 3, 2011 the 16th anniversary of "The North Wall", a ceremony was conducted. The
activities were officiated by the "North Wall Riders' Association". The 126 names carved
into the monument were honored and sadly to say a memorial marker was placed in memory of
Ed Johnson. He died on August 24, 2010. Ed was a loving husband, a good friend, a
decorated warrior and was referred to as "The Father of The North Wall". He will be missed
but never forgotten.
Pete Glasgow, Article and Photos
"AS LONG AS WE LIVE, YOU SHALL LIVE.
AS LONG AS WE LIVE, YOU SHALL BE REMEMBERED.
AS LONG AS WE LIVE, YOU SHALL BE LOVED."
July 6, 2008
North Wall Riders Association with the help of VVA Chapter joined on Sunday, July 6th, 2008 for
the Annual Run To The North Wall. The purpose was to honor the Canadians that served with the
U.S. Military during the Vietnam War. Staging took place at 9:30 A.M. at R.C.L. BR. 594-3920
Huron Church Line Rd. Windsor, Ontario. The Run departed R.C.L. Br. 594 at 11:30 A.M. The
Memorial Service at the North Wall was at 12:00 P.M. Open House and BBQ at R.C.L. Br. 594 was
held after services. The Michigan's Moving Wall was displayed at R.C.L. Br. 594 with pictures
and bios of the 2654 Michigan Men and Women that gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam
War. For more info go to North Wall
Riders Association or email: [email protected]. Phone: 519-973-5892 or
Chapter 528 Color Guard
Canadian Color Guard in front of The Ambassador Bridge
Chapter 528 AVVA member Aggie Little
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