Sunday, October 25, 2020

Mobile Education Center


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. The photos are part of the effort to put a face to every name on The Wall and for the Wall of Faces. 
  • Map of Vietnam 
  • 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. in remembrance of those on The Wall. 
  • Digital kiosk allows visitors to search for names using VVMF’s Wall of Faces. 
  • Two paper directories allow for names to be found alphabetically. 
  • 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. 

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