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 visited more than 400 cities and towns 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.
Click here to learn more about the wall and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF).
Host: Yancey County Schools
Location: Mountain Heritage High School Baseball field
333 Mountain Heritage High School Rd
Burnsville, NC 28714
Wednesday, October 11
Escort The Wall That Heals – Meetup Location: Big Lots Parking Lot, 364 US 70 W, Marion, NC 28752
09:00 am Meet – up
09:30 am Ride Briefing
09:50 am KSU- depart
11:00 am Arrive at site
11:30 am Media Briefing
12:30 pm Set-up The Wall
6:00 pm Volunteer training
Thursday, October 12
The Wall open 24 hours for visitors
6:00 pm Opening Ceremony
Friday, October 13 – The Wall open 24 hours for visitors
6:00 pm Memorial Ceremony
Saturday, October 14 – The Wall open 24 hours for visitors
6;00 PM Ceremony
Sunday, October 15 – The Wall open until 3:00 pm
3:00 pm The Wall closed
3:30 pm Break down The Wall