Wall That Heals
September 24-27, 2009
Aviation Heritage Park
Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled
a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,
D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United
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, known as The Wall That Heals, allows
the many 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.
Wall That Heals also features a Traveling Museum and Information
Center providing a comprehensive educational component to enrich
and complete visitors' experiences. The Museum chronicles the
Vietnam War era and the unique healing power of the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial, while the Information Center serves as a
venue for people to learn about friends and loved ones lost
in the war.
its dedication, The Wall That Heals has visited more than 300
cities and towns throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial's
healing legacy to millions. In addition to its U.S. tour stops,
the exhibition made its first-ever international journey in
April 1999 to the Four Provinces of Ireland to honor the Irish-born
casualties of the Vietnam War and the Irish-Americans who served.
It has also traveled to Canada.
more about the wall and volunteer opportunities here