Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vietnam Wall Memorial ... The Wall That Heals

Tuesday, March 31 ... escort the Wall That Heals from Mt. Jackson to Harrisonburg. The motorcycle escort will meet at Mt. Jackson at 3:30 and is for anyone who wishes to participate.

A traveling half-scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial will be on display in Harrisonburg April 2-5 (Thursday-Sunday).

"The Wall That Heals" will be displayed in Ralph Sampson Park on East Washington Street in Harrisonburg. The park is adjacent to the Lucy F. Simms Community Center, near the water tower.

Harrisonburg will be the first of 20 stops for the exhibit during 2009. The event is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Virginia and organized by the Ladies Auxiliary of Chimney Rock VFW Post 9660, based just outside Broadway.

The exhibit also features a traveling museum and information center that "chronicles the Vietnam War era" and the "unique healing power of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial," in Washington, D.C.

Since its dedication in 1996, the traveling wall has visited more than 300 cities and towns throughout the nation, Ireland and Canada.

Kay S. Kibler, Auxiliary President
Chimney Rock VFW Post 9660, Broadway, VA
540-820-2331 (cell) 540-896-5335 (home)

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