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. 
 

Volunteers Needed

About 100 volunteers are needed to cover shifts around the clock while The Wall That Heals and Education Center are on display. Join us!

Volunteer Info and Sign-Up


Schedule

Opening Ceremony:

Thursday, August 24, 9am, Mirabeau Meadows

Pay Your Respects and Visit the Mobile Education Center:

Thursday, August 24, 10am through Sunday, August 27, 4pm

 

Group Tours

Students and community groups are encouraged to come for group tours of The Wall That Heals. Contact Shawn Claypool at KSPS (shawnc@ksps.org; 509-443-7724) to schedule a spot on the tour schedule.

 

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


Spokane Veterans Center

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.


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

 


 

Providing Preview Screenings of The Vietnam War

Spokane County Library District
 
 

Special Thanks to these Partner Organizations Providing Support and Volunteers

Spokane Veteran's Center
Spokane Veteran's Forum
Vietnam Veteran's Association 
Combat Vet Riders
Fairchild Air Force Base Airmen
Vietnamese American Senior Association 
contact Mary Nguyen
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 Pusel
Spokane County Sheriff Explorers