The Wall That Heals, a mobile three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display Thursday, November 7, 2019 through Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Stephenville City Park.
Opening Ceremony: Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m., a Welcome Home Ceremony: Saturday, November 9 at 10 a.m. and a Veterans Parade: Saturday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m.
About “The Wall That Heals”
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.
Mobile Education Center
The 53-foot trailer that carries The Wall That Heals transforms to become a mobile Education Center. The exterior of the trailer features a timeline of “The War and The Wall” and provides additional information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Additional exhibits give visitors a better understanding of the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the collection of items left at The Wall.
Displays include: Hometown Heroes – Photos of service members on The Wall who list their home of record from the local area. The photos are part of the effort to put a face to every name on The Wall and for the Wall of Faces, a display of items representative of those left at The Wall in Washington, D.C. in remembrance of those on The Wall, digital kiosks that allows visitors to search for names using VVMF’s Wall of Faces, two paper directories that allow for names to be found alphabetically and the Gold Star Bike – Donated to VVMF by the American Gold Star Mothers in 2012, the bike is a Softail Custom Harley that pays tribute to the mothers who lost sons to the Vietnam War.