The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to Mirabeau Park in the Spokane Valley Aug. 24-27.
The Wall That Heals, along with its mobile Education Center, is open 24 hours a day and is free to the public. The exhibit honors more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Vietnam War, showcasing photos of service members whose names are found on the wall, along with letters and memorabilia. The replica is made up of 24 individual panels, listing the names by day of casualty.
EWU alumnus Floyd Cloke and EWU professor Alan Basham will lay the wreath during the Thursday morning opening ceremony from 9-10 a.m.
An EWU booth also will be at the exhibit, staffed by Eastern alumni who were in ROTC during the Vietnam era or served in Vietnam. The EWU Alumni Office, ROTC and the Veterans Resource Center are collaborating to provide displays that will honor Eastern’s nine alumni who died while serving in Vietnam.
In addition, a Huey helicopter will be displayed in the Veterans Center parking lot across from Mirabeau Park, and will be staffed with Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association members from across the state.
A full schedule of the weekend’s events can be found on the KSPS website.