In commemoration of Veterans Day, UCA is proud to be a temporary home to The Wall That Heals, which is a traveling half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum that allows Americans the opportunity to honor those who served their country during the Vietnam War. This exhibition features a 250-foot replica of the original Vietnam Veterans, which duplicates the D.C. memorial. The Wall allows those who gave their lives to be honored by communities throughout the country. The Wall brings peace, hope, courage and healing to all who view it.
Students, faculty, staff, and the general public are encouraged to attend and to bring their friends and family along. The Wall That Heals will be open to the public 24 hours a day beginning Thursday, October 30, 2014. The wall will remain open until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
Volunteers are still needed to assist visitors touring the wall, so if you are interested in volunteering, please visit uca.edu/outreach/wall.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the more than three million Americans who served with the U.S. Armed Forces in the Vietnam War. It is the most visited memorial in Washington, D.C., with more than four million visitors each year. Its black granite walls bear the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Since its inception in 1996, more than two million people have visited the traveling exhibit. It has made stops in nearly 250 U.S. locales in addition to an April 1999 tour of the Four Provinces of Ireland and a visit to Canada in 2005.
For more information, contact Shaneil Ealy, co-chair, UCA Veterans Day Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (501) 450-5275. You can also visit: http://uca.edu/outreach/wall