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“The Wall That Heals” Vietnam Veterans Memorial National Exhibit


    • Date(s):
    • June 20-23
    • Location:
    • Faith Bible Chapel
      6250 Wright Street
      Arvada

    • Time:
    • 8:00 am - 12:00 am
    • Cost:
    • Free
    • Sponsored by:
    • Faith Bible Chapel
      Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1071

    • Registration Req'd:
    • No

The founders of “The Wall That Heals,” the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has selected VVA Chapter 1071 to host, “The Wall That Heals” on the Faith Bible Chapel Campus near West 64th Avenue and Ward Road in Arvada for their 2019 National Tour. The Exhibit Dates are – June 20th – 23rd, 2019. (Escort arrival – mid-afternoon Tuesday, June 18, 2019, setup day, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 and take down on Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2019). The “Wall That Heals,” a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public.

About the Wall That Heals
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 been displayed at nearly 600 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.

The names of more than 58,000 service members who died in the Vietnam War are inscribed on the wall. Lit by LED lights, the wall can be experienced 24 hours a day. Name rubbings can also be etched with pencil as keepsakes for friends and family. The Wall that Heals is 375 feet in length and is comprised of 140 numbered panels. It stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. The 53-foot trailer that transports The Wall That Heals transforms to become a mobile education center once the wall is set up. The exterior of the trailer features a timeline of the Vietnam War. In addition, digital displays show pictures of local heroes who are featured on the wall. Many volunteers set up and take down the wall while other volunteers are available to counsel visitors who need it. Visitors experience The Wall rising above them as they walk towards the apex, a key feature of the design of The Wall in D.C.

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.

Visiting the Wall That Heals in Arvada

  • Location: Faith Bible Chapel, 6250 Wright Street
  • Open to the public Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 23
  • We are trying to line the streets near Faith Bible Chapel at 2:15pm on Tuesday, June 18, to welcome the motorcade for The Wall that Heals. We would love to see lots of children and families if possible. It will be short and sweet – the motorcade pulls in and begins set up. Miniature American flags will be provided for the public.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Open 24 hours per day for public viewing
  • Free for all to attend
  • More information: 303-424-2121



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