Harrisburg, PA – It’s called “The Wall That Heals”… The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) travels to communities throughout the United States with a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Named The Wall That Heals, it has been displayed at nearly 600 communities throughout the nation.
The VVMF says the traveling exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to make the trip to Washington, or who have a hard time coping 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.
Senator Andy Dinniman arranged for veterans from the Coatsville Veterans Hospital, some of whom are Vietnam War veterans, to visit the wall. He shares some of their stories and the meaning behind the wall.
There are more than 58,000 names of U.S. service men and women on the traveling wall.
The Wall has been on display in Harrisburg since May 13, but it’s coming to our area in late June and early July. The Wall will stop in Brockway from June 28 to July 1.
- Brockway, Jefferson County – June 28-July 1
- Birdsboro, Berks County – July 5-8
- McKeesport, Allegheny County – August 9-12
Learn more at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund website.
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