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Date:
April 20, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Time:
All Day
Time Details:
Opens 3 PM on April 20. Free and open to the public 24 hours a day. Open until 4 PM on April 23
Location:
Town Point Park
Address:
Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510

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The Wall That Heals - Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Mobile Education Center

Thursday, April 20

The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Norfolk on April 20-23 at Nauticus 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 Wall That Heals exhibition features a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

It 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

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.

THE MOBILE EDUCATION CENTER
The exterior sides of the trailer that carries The Wall That Heals open to become a mobile Education Center.  Information cases display photos of service members whose names are found on The Wall, along with letters and memorabilia left at The Wall in D.C. The Museum also includes a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview of the conflict in Vietnam.

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.