The Wall That Heals: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrives at Golden Gate National Cemetery

South San Francisco, CA   April 8, 2015               By the The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

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The traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Wall That Heals, arrived at the Golden Gate National Cemetery today with the opening ceremony tomorrow Thursday April 9, 2015 at 10am.

The Wall That Heals will be hosted by The Wall That Heals Golden Gate National Cemetery Committee for 4 days of events and activities dedicated to honoring and remembering veterans. The 4 day schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

2:00PM: TWTH arrives at Golden Gate National Cemetery and volunteers set up TWTH

Thursday, April 9, 2015

10:00AM: Opening Ceremonies

All Day: TWTH is open to the public

Friday, April 10,  2015

All Day: TWTH open to the public

6:30PM: Reading of the Name from San Mateo County

Saturday, April 11, 2015

All Day: TWTH open to the public

Sunday, April 12, 2015

5:00PM: Closing Ceremony

TBD: Volunteers take down TWTH

While  visiting TWTH, please bring a photo of anyone you know remembered on The Wall, scanners are available to submit it for the Education Center at The 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 main components of The Wall That Heals are The Wall replica and the mobile Education Center, more information CLICK HERE.

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

THE WALL REPLICA

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. More information CLICK HERE

 

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. – More information CLICK HERE

When VVMF built The Wall in 1982, it had an important mission: To honor Vietnam Veterans and heal the wounds of a nation. Three decades later, the mission continues as we raise funds to build the Education Center at The Wall. The Education Center will educate future generations and honor America’s Legacy of Service, including those serving in our nation’s Armed Forces today. – See more CLICK HERE

2 comments for “The Wall That Heals: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrives at Golden Gate National Cemetery

  1. ivo dalli
    April 11, 2015 at 7:06 am

    My name is Ivo Dalli .I am a Vietnam Era vet, 4 years in the USMC. I lived in the backyard of Golden Gate National Cemetary and am very familiar. I have a father and young brother there.I am so grateful that such an exibit exists and that all Americans can share in the healing. You don’t have to be a vet to appreciate the sacrifices that Veterans make. I hope all my friends from SSF will go .Thanks to all that make this traveling wall possaile.

    Ivo Dalli
    USMC

    • Editor
      April 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Ivo Dalli,
      Thank you for your service sir.
      Much respect.
      -Ed

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