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The Wall That Heals Will be in Sycamore Next Week

Vietnam veteran points to names on surface of "The Wall That
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For those who are unfamiliar with it,The Wall That Heals is a 250-foot-long replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., and bears the names of more than 58,000 men and women who died serving in the Vietnam war.

From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) website:

On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a half-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 visited more than 400 cities and towns throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.

Bringing The Wall home to communities throughout our country allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist once more among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The traveling exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.

Next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (July 13-16), the Wall That Heals will be paying a visit to Sycamore, thanks to the efforts of the Dekalb County Veterans Tribute Group. There will ceremonies at The Wall each day. 7:00pm on Thursday and Friday and 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. Following the Sunday ceremony The Wall will be taken down to continue its journey throughout the country.

You’re invited to come see The Wall or you can be a part of The Wall by going to the website and volunteering.

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