The Wall That Heals (Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica) Coming to Ocean View VFW, Oct. 3-6, 2019Date Posted: Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7234 in Ocean View (29265 Marshy Hope Way, Ocean View, DE 19970) from Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6, will be open 24 hours a day and is free to the public. There will be a wreath ceremony on Saturday, October 5, at 11 a.m. The Wall That Heals honors the almost three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. The new, larger exhibit includes a three-quarter scale Wall replica that is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. With the new replica at this size, visitors will be able to experience The Wall rising above them as they walk towards the apex, a key feature of the design of The Wall in D.C. Visitors will be able to do name rubbings of individual service member’s names on The Wall. The exhibit includes The Wall replica and a mobile Education Center comprised of: digital photo displays of “Hometown Heroes” – service members whose names are on The Wall that list their home of record within the area of a visit; digital photo displays of Vietnam veterans from the local area honored through VVMF’s In Memory program which honors veterans who returned home from Vietnam and later died as a result of their service; video displays that teach about the history and impact of The Wall and of the collection of items left at The Wall in D.C.; educational exhibits told through items in the collection; a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview of the Vietnam War. For more information, call 302-539-9981, or visit the link http://www.vfw7234.com.