Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica And Education Center

Coming to Pinal County from March 7th through March 10th, The Wall That Heals exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The replica is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. Visitors experience The Wall rising above them as they walk towards the apex, a key feature of the design of The Wall in D.C.

Like the original Memorial, The Wall That Heals is erected in a chevron-shape and visitors can do name rubbings of individual service member’s names on The Wall. The replica is constructed of Avonite, a synthetic granite, and its 140 numbered panels are supported by an aluminum frame. Machine engraving of the more than 58,000 names along with modern LED lighting provides readability of The Wall day and night.

As on The Wall, the names on The Wall That Heals are listed 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, joining the beginning and end of the conflict at the center.

EDUCATION CENTER

The 53-foot trailer that carries The Wall That Heals transforms to become a mobile Education Center. The exterior of the trailer features a timeline of “The War and The Wall” and provides additional information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Additional exhibits give visitors a better understanding of the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the collection of items left at The Wall.

Location:

Dave White Park
2121 N Thorton Rd
Casa Grande, Arizona

Event Information:

March 5th
Motorcycle Escort from Eloy to Casa Grande

March 7 – March 10

  • Open 24 hours
  • Open to the public
  • Free admission

March 10
Closing Ceremony 2 PM
Exhibit closes at 3 PM

For more information about this event:

hohp4heroes.org

Kim Vanderberg – 520-866-3645

Volunteer information:

Klyle Stall – 520-709-1279

Schedule school tours:

S. Cherry – 520-431-9409

Group Tours

Brenda Dye – 520-582-5445

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