Vietnam Memorial Traveling Replica The Wall That Heals Comes to UCM
The Wall That Heals, a major component in the University of Central Missouri’s efforts to engage discussion, honor service members, and educate students and area citizens about the Vietnam War, is coming to campus June 29-July 2. The free exhibit is open to the public along with a number of other special opportunities planned in conjunction with the event. These range from an advance preview of a heralded new Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary about the war to a special memorial service recognizing local veterans whose names are on the wall to a Veterans Stand-Down and exhibition at UCM’s McClure Archives and University Museum.
The Wall That Heals includes the names of more than 58,000 service members who died or remain missing from their military service in the Vietnam War.
The display will be stationed on the west side of the library, and will be open 24 hours a day beginning at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 29, until close at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 2.