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THE WALL THAT HEALS

VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL REPLICA & EDUCATION CENTER

THE WALL THAT HEALS exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The replica is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. 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.

Like the original Memorial, THE WALL THAT HEALS is erected in a chevron-shape and visitors can do name rubbings of individual service member’s names on The Wall. The replica is constructed of Avonite, a synthetic granite, and its 140 numbered panels are supported by an aluminum frame. Machine engraving of the more than 58,000 names along with modern LED lighting provide readability of The Wall day and night. The traveling exhibit honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. 

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THE MOBILE EDUCATION CENTER

When you arrive at THE WALL THAT HEALS, you will have the opportunity to visit the Mobile Education Center that travels with The Wall. The displays set the stage for your walk to The Wall. As you approach, the size of the wall overwhelms you and the enormity of the sacrifice confronts you.


Ambassadors will be on hand to help you find a name or make an etching or answer questions. You may choose to visit for less than an hour, but benches are available to sit and think for hours. There is no hurry. THE WALL THAT HEALS will be open 24 hours a day while it is at Rumsey Park.

 

  • THE WALL THAT HEALS is open 24 hours Thursday, August 25th through Sunday, August 28th at 2 PM.

  • There is no admission charge.

  • Visitors can take in the exhibit at their own pace.

  • Accompanied children are welcome to attend.

  • No dogs or pets are permitted, except for service animals.

  • There are no concessions or souvenirs available for purchase.

  • There is abundant free parking at THE WALL THAT HEALS.

  • Golf carts are available on a limited basis for guests who have limited mobility.