On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a three quarter-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. Now the Memorial comes to Arvada from Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23.
You can visit the memorial for FREE. It will be open 24 hours a day (illuminated at night) from Thursday through 5 p.m. on Sunday at Faith Bible Chapel.
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.
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.
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.
Faith Bible Chapel is at 6250 Wright St., Arvada.