The Wall That Heals replica visits Kalispell
KALISPELL — “The Wall That Heals” Vietnam veterans memorial replica and mobile education center will be at Glacier High School in Kalispell from June 22-25.
The three-quarter scale Wall replica is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet at its tallest point.
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. Displays include:
- “Hometown Heroes,” photos of service members on The Wall who list their home of record from the local area.
- Map of Vietnam
- Two paper directories allow for names to be found alphabetically
- “In Memory Honor Roll,” photos of local Vietnam veterans honored through VVMF’s “In Memory” program which honors veterans who returned home and later died of Vietnam-related illnesses.
- A display of items representative of those left at the Wall in Washington, D.C.
- Inscribed on The Wall are the names of 58,281 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
- “The Gold Star Bike,” donated to VVMF by the American Gold Star Mothers in 2012, the bike is a Softail Custom Harley that pays tribute to the mothers who lost sons to the Vietnam War.