CHILLICOTHE – The Wall That Heals, a 375 ft. long traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be visiting the Chillicothe VA Medical Center at 17273 State Route 104 on September 20-23.
The wall will be open 24 hours each day to make sure anyone who wants to come and visit the memorial can. Its a free admission event, only brought to this area to honor and pay respects for the people who have given their lives.
According to the VVMF website, “On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has been displayed at nearly 600 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.
Bringing The Wall home to communities throughout our country allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist once more among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The traveling exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.
The main components of The Wall That Heals are The Wall replica and the mobile Education Center.”
A three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Washington, DC, that stands 7.5 feet high and 375 feet in length will be on display on the south lawn of the Packard Music Hall for four days. This visual tribute honors the more than three million Americans who served in the US Armed Forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of more than 58,000 men of women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
Accompanying the Wall will be a mobile Education Center that includes digital and visual displays and educational exhibits.
The Wall will be on display 24 hours a day from August 20-23. A closing ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm on September 23, before the mobile exhibit departs for its next location.
for more information on the events for this event http://www.vvmf.org/events