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Wall that Heals comes to Battle Creek

Wall that Heals trailer arrives into Battle Creek with a patriotic welcome

Don't miss the opportunity to honor fallen heroes by visiting the replica Vietnam Memorial at Harper Creek High School July 14-17.

Yesterday many of our staff lined Dickman Road in front of Building 145, Laundry/Warehouse to help welcome the Wall that Heals into town. It was a patriotic showing as more than 500 motorcycles, police, and fire vehicles escorted the trailer with the wall. They were welcomed by our staff waving flags and honoring the arrival. The trailer holding the replica Vietnam Memorial was in good company with the escort from Galesburg into Harper Creek High School.

The Wall that Heals will be at Harper Creek High School July 14-17 and open to the public 24 hours per day. On Thursday, our Acting Director, Dr. Shah, will participate in the opening ceremony at 10:00 a.m. placing a wreath on behalf of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center staff and Veterans to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom in Vietnam. It is an honor to have the Wall that Heals in Battle Creek. The effort to host it here was led by the Red White and Blue Foundation of Calhoun County supported by many organizations including the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. 

On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a 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 700 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.

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.

The Wall That Heals exhibit was on the road for more than 13,000 miles and visited 26 communities from coast to coast during its 2021 season. We were escorted by more than 3,000 vehicles into those communities, and we were able to spread The Wall’s healing legacy to nearly 200,000 visitors. Guided tours of the exhibit were provided to more than 12,000 students.

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