The Wall That Heals in Spokane Valley

August 24-27, 2017

Mirabeau Meadows at Mirabeau Point Park

Download the KSPS 2017 "The Wall That Heals Memory Book"

Over 13,500 people visited The Wall That Heals,  a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, during its four-day stay in Spokane Valley. Thousands were able to find friends and relatives' names on The Wall, honor them, and share their stories with other vets and volunteers.

350 attended the moving opening ceremony on Thursday.  Over 200 volunteers made the event possible, escorting the truck carrying the Wall through the Spokane area, setting-up, and helping visitors around the clock until the final Taps was sounded on Sunday evening.

Volunteers from Spokane Veterans Forum read the names of 244 people from the Inland Northwest who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. The "Flags for the Fallen" paid tribute to their memory.

The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association of Washington brought a Huey helicopter to the event to educate young and old about its iconic role in the Vietnam War. 

The Spokane Vets Center provided around-the-clock counseling for anyone in need.

KSPS thanks the generous corporate sponsors and the hundreds of volunteers from numerous veterans groups in our community, as well as individuals and families who wanted to do their part in support of our vets. Your dedication and service made The Wall That Heals visit to Spokane a success.

 

About the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

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...

Documentary Series on KSPS in September

Watch the 10-part historical documentary series produced by acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns and coming to KSPS starting September 17, The Vietnam War


EWU Forums

Eastern Washington University is developing three public forums on the subject. Watch the first forum held last May.  More info

 


Thanks to our Community Partners


Overall Support

Eastern Washington Unioversity
Spokane Valley
MacKay Manufacturing
IRS Environmental logo
Thanks for a grant from WETA

 

Supporting The Wall That Heals

Global Credit Union

Power City Electric


Uncle Sam's Flag and Gift


Pinecroft Business Park
Walker Construction

American Onsite Services

Yoke's Fresh Markets

 

 

Supporting The Vietnam War documentary series

Kalispel Tribe and Northern Quest Casino

Garco Construction


 

Providing Preview Screenings of The Vietnam War

Spokane County Library District

Special Thanks to these Partner Organizations Providing Support and Volunteers

Spokane Vet Center
Spokane Veterans Forum
Vietnam Veterans Association 
Combat Vet Riders
Patriot Guard Riders
Fairchild Air Force Base Airmen
Vietnam Veterans of America, chapter 879
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Veterans of Foreign Wars WA Dist. 9
VFW Post 51
Washington State Veterans Cemetery
Farragut State Park
Operation Spokane Heroes
American Legion Post 241
Veterans for Peace #35, Spokane
Muddy Boots
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, Washington State Chapter - Jerry Mellick
Jack Pursel
Spokane County Sheriff Explorers