The Wall That Heals Comes to the Spokane Area
August 24-27, 2017
Mirabeau Meadows at Mirabeau Point Park
Spokane Valley, Washington
KSPS and our partner organizations are pleased to welcome The Wall That Heals to Spokane in August.
The Wall That Heals is a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center. It will be open 24 hours a day and is free to the public. It honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War (including some 25,000 from the Inland Northwest) and it bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), the organization that built The Wall in Washington, D.C., coordinates local stops of The Wall That Heals and the accompanying mobile Education Center. The current schedule and more information can be found at: www.thewallthatheals.org. The 2017 national The Wall That Heals tour is hauled through a partnership with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and generously sponsored by: USAA, PBS, and GEICO. more...
In addition to KSPS, Spokane-area sponsors are:
KSPS will air a 10-part historical documentary series produced by acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns, The Vietnam War, in September. ( http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/films/vietnam) Eastern Washington University is developing three public forums on the subject, with the first coming up on May 11, 2017.
Partner Veterans and Service Organizations
Over 120 volunteers are needed to cover shifts around the clock while The Wall That Heals and Education Center are on display. Several veterans groups and service organizations have committed to partnering with KSPS to provide volunteers and other help, and that list of supporters is still growing.
The Wall That Heals Partner Organizations:
Eastern Washington University
City of Spokane Valley
Spokane Veteran's Center
Spokane Veteran's Forum
Vietnam Veteran's Association - Facebook
Combat Vet Riders
Spokane County Library District
- For information contact Gwendolyn Haley
Fairchild Airforce Base
Are you interested in volunteering? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wall That Heals will be strategically located across the street from the Spokane Vet Center whose clinicians specialize in working with combat Veterans and their families. This placement will help ensure that clinical support resources will be readily available to our local combat Veterans and family members as they visit The Wall That Heals.