County of San Luis Obispo to Host All-New Larger The Wall That Heals Exhibit
SLO Veterans Services
2/27/2018 4:55:41 PM
The Wall That Heals visitors will be able to do name rubbings of individual service member’s names
For the first time in the history of The Wall That Heals visitors will be able to do name rubbings of individual service member’s names on the new, larger exhibit which includes a three-quarter scale Memorial replica that is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point.
“We are thrilled to be among the first communities to host the new memorial constructed by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund,” said Veterans Services Officer Christopher L. Lopez. “This new exhibit of The Wall That Heals will provide an experience that is more like visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. It is our hope that this will draw more local Vietnam veterans, local schools, and members of our community with a connection or link to military service. In this way, the legacy of healing, education, and remembrance provided by The Wall That Heals experience will reach an even greater portion of our community.”
This will be the first year in which the new exhibit will be displayed. The names are now machine engraved. New modern LED lighting provides better readability of The Wall That Heals, day and night.
A new mobile Education Center accompanies the new replica. The new Education Center includes educational exhibits told through items in the collection and video displays that teach about the history and impact of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial among many other new features.
Like the original exhibit of The Wall That Heals, this new exhibit is erected in a chevron shape but is 125 feet longer and is constructed of a synthetic granite rather than aluminum.
For more information, please visit www.slocounty.ca.gov.