THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Names Wanted for The Wall That Heals
Issue Date: August 2, 2018
The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale replica of The Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall lists the over 58,000 names of those killed and the over 1500 service members who are unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. Included in those names are over 100 names of service members from our area who were killed during that war.
The Wall That Heals Committee would like to recognize friends, family members or loved ones of residents of northeastern Wisconsin or the south central Upper Michigan area who gave their lives during the Vietnam conflict. The committee is especially looking for names of those individuals who are listed on The Wall, but who would not have listed a northeastern Wisconsin or south central Upper Michigan as their home of record. Do you reside in the northeastern Wisconsin or south central Upper Michigan area and have a friend, family member or loved one who gave their life in service to our country during the Vietnam War and has their name listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.? It does not matter where the service member's home of record was - only that you now reside in the area and have ties to that service member. If so, we would like to include their names on a special display during the event. Please contact the Crivitz Village office at 715.854.2030 prior to August 13 with the name, Vietnam service dates and, if available, a photograph of the person you would like us to recognize on this display, which will be located near the Mobile Education Center at the site of the event.
In addition to recognizing and honoring those who gave their lives during the Vietnam War, The Wall That Heals Committee also plans on formally welcoming home all Vietnam veterans from our area. The committee invites all veterans to come and be recognized on Saturday, September 1st at 10:00am.
The Wall That Heals will be displayed Aug. 30 thru Sept. 2 at the Crivitz Community Veterans Park in Crivitz. The display will be located at 515 Park Place in Crivitz and will be open 24 hours a day regardless of weather. In addition to The Wall there will also be a Mobile Education Center which houses several displays. The Hometown Heroes, displaying photos of service members on The Wall whose home of record is the local area, a time line of the Vietnam War, and a map of Vietnam. The In Memory Honor Roll honors veterans who returned home and later died of Vietnam related illnesses. There is a collection of items left behind at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Also displayed will be the "Gold Star" bike. This custom Softail Harley-Davidson motorcycle was donated to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund by the American Gold Star Mothers in 2012. The bike pays tribute to the mothers who lost sons or daughters to the Vietnam War.