OSU to host replica Vietnam Memorial wall in April
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Visit will be part of the 2019 ‘The Wall That Heals’ tour
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund announced Thursday that Oklahoma State University-Stillwater will be a stop on The Wall That Heals national tour in 2019.
The Wall That Heals exhibit includes a three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and a mobile education center. The 2019 tour will visit 34 communities. The traveling exhibit honors the more than 3 million Americans who served in the Vietnam War, and it bears the names of more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. The Stillwater stop will be April 18-21.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is one of the most visited memorials in Washington, D.C., with nearly 5.3 million visitors each year. Still, many Americans have not been able to visit “The Wall.” The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the nonprofit organization that built The Wall in 1982, wants to give all veterans and their family members across America an opportunity to see the memorial.
“We received more than 100 applications to host The Wall That Heals in 2019 and we are excited to announce the cities that we’ve selected as hosts for next year. The Wall That Heals mobile exhibit provides thousands of veterans and their family members the chance to visit The Wall and honor and remember those who have served and sacrificed,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of VVMF. “Hosting the exhibit gives veterans an opportunity for healing and provides an educational experience for the whole community on the impact of the Vietnam War on America.”
In addition to a stop at Oklahoma State University, The Wall That Heals will also be in Durant, Oklahoma, May 9-12. The current schedule and more information can be found at www.thewallthatheals.org.
STORY BY: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund