‘The Wall That Heals’, Vietnam traveling wall, coming to March Field Air Museum

Jan Young

2012-03-22-thumbnailca4bdny4.jpgOn Veterans Day in 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 States.

This traveling exhibit, known as The Wall That Heals, will be on display from March 26 through April 1 at the March Field Air Museum, located at 22550 Van Buren Boulevard, just east of Interstate 215 near the border of Riverside and Moreno Valley.

The opening ceremony is on Tuesday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m.

There will be a public reading of names of the fallen soldiers daily from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and the memorial is available for continuous public viewing twenty-four hours a day during its stay.

2012-03-22-vietnam-wall-that-heals-thumbnailca5wh819.jpgWelcome Home, Vietnam Vets Day is on Saturday, March 31, with a free lunch to Vietnam veterans, and followed by a program that starts at 1:00 p.m.

The Wall That Heals also features a Traveling Museum and Information Center, providing an educational component to enrich and complete visitors’ experiences.

The Museum exhibits are based on the concepts being pursued in the Education Center at The Wall in Washington D.C.:  putting faces to the more than 58,000 names on the Memorial, telling their stories and chronicling the Vietnam War and the creation of The Wall.

Equipped with a scanner, the Information Center also allows visitors to upload photos and remembrances of loved ones on The Wall to VVMF’s Virtual Wall.

Since 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.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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