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    Wall That Heals - Vietnam, Marion, North Carolina - 11 Oct 2017

    Wall That Heals
    Vietnam
    Marion, North Carolina - 11 Oct 2017


    ABOUT THE MISSION:
    ​Patriot Guard has been invited to escort The Wall that Heals from Marion NC to Burnsville NC and to assist with assembling and disassembling at the conclusion.

    https://sites.google.com/yanceync.ne...thatheals/home
    THE WALL THAT HEALS IS COMING TO BURNSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

    What: A Traveling Replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and a Mobile Education Center

    Who: Open to All Members of the Public for Visitation and Viewing Free of Charge

    Where: Mountain Heritage High School / Burnsville, NC

    When: Thursday, October 12 – Sunday, October 15, 2017
    Why: To Honor, Remember, Reflect, and Learn From Those Who Gave All During the Vietnam Conflict

    About the exhibit:

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Wall and Mobile Education Center spreads healing legacy of The Wall and educates about the impact of the Vietnam War

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Burnsville, NC on October 12-15, 2017 at Mountain Heritage High School and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public. The Wall That Heals 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 more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the most visited memorials in our nation’s capital, with more than 5.6 million visitors each year. However, many Americans have not been able to visit what has become known to many as “The Wall.” The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), the organization that built The Wall in 1982, wants to give all veterans and their family members all across America an opportunity to see the Memorial.

    “Taking The Wall That Heals on the road gives thousands more veterans and their family members an opportunity to see The Wall and honor those who have served and sacrificed so much,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of VVMF. “It helps veterans from all of America’s conflicts to find healing and a powerful connection through their common military experiences.”

    More than 200,000 people visited The Wall That Heals in 2016. Since its debut in 1996, the exhibit has been on display in nearly 500 U.S. communities in addition to an April 1999 tour of the Four Provinces of Ireland and a visit to Canada in 2005. Hosting The Wall That Heals provides a community with a multi-day experience that includes an educational experience for local schools and organizations on the history of the Vietnam era and The Wall. The exhibit includes The Wall replica and a mobile Education Center comprised of: digital displays of photos of service members whose names are on The Wall; letters and memorabilia left* at The Wall in D.C.; a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview of the Vietnam War. The exhibits tell the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the era surrounding the conflict, and are designed to put American experiences in Vietnam in a historical and cultural context.

    About the half-scale replica:

    The replica Wall is approximately 250 feet in length, and like the original Memorial is erected in a chevron-shape. The replica is constructed of powder-coated aluminum, supported by an aluminum frame, and is made up of 24 individual panels, each containing six columns of names.

    The names on The Wall That Heals replicate the names on The Wall in Washington, D.C. As on The Wall, the names are listed alphabetically by day of casualty. Beginning at the center/apex, the names start on the East Wall (right-hand side) working their way out to the end of that wing, picking up again at the far end of the West Wall (left-hand side) and working their way back in to the center/apex. Thus, the beginning and ending of the conflict are joined at the center, signifying an epoch in American history.

    The Wall That Heals is transported from community to community by a 53-foot trailer with cases built into its sides, allowing it to serve as a mobile Education Center that tells the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the divisive era in American history.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 11 Oct 2017
    Primary Staging Time: 9:00 A.M.
    Big Lots
    364 US Hwy 70
    Marion, North Carolina - 28752

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    828-301-3302

    Special Instructions:

    Flags & Water:
    Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
    If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
    Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

    Submitted By: Robert Downs
    Position: Assistant State Captain

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    All gave some. Some gave all.
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    Jesus Christ paid the price for our freedom from sin. The American Servicemembers paid the price for our freedom.

    Riding in memory of my Uncle, PVT Edward Arthur Tessmann; KIA 1 July 1944.(Age 18). And
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