A replica of the Vietnam Wall memorial is making its first stop in Litchfield County with a limited engagement in New Milford. The Wall That Heals is a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Mobile Education Center spreads a healing legacy of The Wall and educates about the impact of the Vietnam War.
The Roger Sherman Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting The Wall That Heals in New Milford.
The Wall will arrive at Young's Field next Wednesday at about 11:30am, escorted by the CT Patriots Guard. There will be daily Opening Ceremonies with a Closing Ceremony scheduled for Sunday October, 30 at 3pm.
The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces during the Vietnam War and its walls bear the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is the most visited memorial in the Nation’s Capital, but many Americans have not been able to visit. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund built the wall to give veterans and their family members across America an opportunity to see the Memorial.
The bulk of the cost to host The Wall, $7,500, is being paid for by the DAR. In order to raise the approximate $4,000 balance , a unique fundraiser is being held. Two-inch, 24K gold medallions are made in the U.S. and adorned on both sides can be purchased for $30. There are only 500 of these medallions in existence.
The Roger Sherman Chapter, DAR has the support of the Town of New Milford, POW/MIA CT Forget-Me-Not Organization, Ezra Woods Post 31 American Legion and Andrew B. Mygatt VFW Post 1672.