Vietnam Veterans Memorial “Mobile” Wall – 18-23 May 2017

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial “Mobile” Wall – 18-23 May 2017

Special Veterans Memorial Event!!

Dates: 18-23 May 2017

Times: 24 Hours per day.

Location:  Veterans Heath Care System of the Ozarks

1100 North College Avenue Fayetteville, AR 72703

Information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial half scale mobile wall.

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 WALL REPLICA

The Wall That Heals exhibition features a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

It is approximately 250 feet in length, and like the original Memorial is erected in a chevron-shape.  The replica is constructed of powder-coated aluminum, supported by an aluminum frame, and is made up of 24 individual panels

As on The Wall, the names on The Wall That Heals are listed by day of casualty.  Beginning at the center/apex, the names start on the East Wall (right-hand side) working their way out to the end of that wing, picking up again at the far end of the West Wall (left-hand side) and working their way back in to the center/apex, joining the beginning and end of the conflict at the center.

THE MOBILE EDUCATION CENTER

The exterior sides of the trailer that carries The Wall That Heals open to become a mobile Education Center.  Information cases display photos of service members whose names are found on The Wall, along with letters and memorabilia left at The Wall in D.C. The Museum also includes a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview of the conflict in Vietnam.
The exhibits tell the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the era surrounding the conflict, and are designed to put American experiences in Vietnam in a historical and cultural context.

One Comment

  1. 5-18-2017

    My brothers name is on there. Never been to the big one, this will be my chance.

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