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'The Wall That Heals' to Exhibit in Citrus Heights

Feb 08, 2023 12:00AM ● By American Legion News Release

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The Wall That Heals replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. will be exhibiting in the Sacramento region at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights from March 29 - April 2, 2023

On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has been displayed at nearly 700 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.

Bringing The Wall home to communities throughout our country allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist once more among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The traveling exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.

The main components of The Wall That Heals are The Wall replica and the mobile Education Center.

The Wall That Heals exhibit was on the road for more than 13,000 miles and visited 26 communities from coast to coast during its 2021 season. We were escorted by more than 3,000 vehicles into those communities, and we were able to spread The Wall’s healing legacy to nearly 200,000 visitors. Guided tours of the exhibit were provided to more than 12,000 students.

PROPOSED SCHEDULE (as of 1/30/2023)

3/29 - Opening Ceremony at 7:15 pm; 3/30 - Reading of Names at 7:15 pm; 3/21 - Reading of Names at 7:15 pm;

4/1- Reading of Names at 7:15 pm; 4/2 Closing Ceremony at 11:00 am.


Rusch Community Park is located at 7801 Auburn Boulevard, Citrus Heights, California 95610.

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