MIDDLETOWN — “The Wall That Heals,” a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to the Knights of Columbus Blessed Titus Brandsma Council 16519 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Middletown on Aug. 27-30.
The exhibit will be on display at OLMC soccer field and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public. The Knights of Columbus Council 16519 with local American Legion Post 151 are leading the effort that will bring the exhibit to the Hudson Valley.
“The Wall That Heals” honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the 58,276 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
“The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is pleased to bring ‘The Wall That Heals’ mobile exhibit to Middletown to allow local veterans and their family members a chance to experience The Wall and honor and remember those who have served and sacrificed,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of VVMF. “Hosting ‘The Wall That Heals’ provides an opportunity for healing and an educational experience for visitors on the impact of the Vietnam War on America.”
Community support is needed to bring “The Wall That Heals” to Middletown. More than 100 volunteers will be needed to set up and take down the replica Wall, staff the exhibit and guide visitors 24 hours a day. Financial and in-kind donations are also needed to help support this community event.
Orange & Rockland - ConEd have generously agreed to act as lead sponsor for the event.
To learn more about how you can help the effort, visit twthmiddletown.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the event coordinator Mike Martin or marketing committee lead Peter Sears at 250-1466.
To learn more about the Wall visit thewallthatheals.org.
“The Wall That Heals” is coming to the Knights of Columbus Blessed Titus Brandsma Council 16519 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Middletown on Aug. 27-30. Volunteers and financial and in-kind donations are also needed. [Photo provided]