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"The Wall That Heals" visit

Traveling exhibit will be on display May 2-5.
Post Date:April 23, 2019

TWTH in Portland - 2018 - DLG Photography (74)The City of Lewisville is proud to announce The Wall That Heals, the mobile three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in Washington, D.C., will be on display Thursday, May 2 – Sunday, May 5, just west of the Bob Wiseman Soccer Complex at Lewisville Lake Park, 200 Lake Park Road.

The traveling exhibit honors the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

The Wall That Heals exhibit will be open to the public 24 hours a day and will be accompanied by the Mobile Education Center. Lewisville is one of three Texas tour stops in 2019 for The Wall That Heals, but it is the only North Texas tour stop.

The three-quarter scale Wall replica is made up of 140 numbered panels and stands 375 feet long and 7.5 feet tall. Like the original Memorial, The Wall That Heals is erected in a chevron-shape and visitors can do name rubbings of individual service member’s names on The Wall.

The Mobile Education Center is the 53-foot trailer that carries The Wall That Heals around the country. The exterior of the trailer features a timeline of “The War and The Wall” and provides additional information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Additional exhibits give visitors a better understanding of the legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the collection of items left at The Wall.

To learn more about The Wall That Heals, please visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) website. The VVMF is the nonprofit organization that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in Washington, D.C. in 1982. VVMF continues to lead the way in paying tribute to our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families.

Schedule:

  • Tuesday, April 30, 3 p.m. - The Wall That Heals is escorted to the event site my motorcycle, visiting Highland Village, Flower Mound and Lewisville. Route map.
  • Wednesday, May 1 - Assembly of The Wall That Heals
  • Wednesday, May 1, 4 p.m. Soft opening after assembly is complete
  • Thursday, May 2, midnight - The Wall That Heals opens
  • Thursday, May 2, 8:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies
  • Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m. - Closing Ceremonies
  • Sunday, May 5, 1:45 p.m. - The Wall That Heals closes

Schedule activities related to the visit:

Jen Rose Poppy Process- installed poppies close up

Valor and Sacrifice Veterans Poppy Project with Jen Rose

Valor and Sacrifice includes the creation of 750 red ceramic poppies through two public workshops lead by Rose, and an installation of the completed poppies at the site of The Wall that Heals. The red poppy originated after World War I as a universal symbol for veterans and has since been adopted for veterans of any war. The power of this art installation lies in the clustering of individual poppies to form a strong visual impact where installed, and the community involvement of making the poppies.

The public is invited to participate in the creation of these poppies through two events.
  • New date due to weather forecast. April 24, 4-7 p.m.(or until the Poppy assembly is complete, which could be before 7 p.m.): Visit the MCL Grand, 100 N.Charles, to assemble the finished poppies onto their metal “stems” to prepare them for installation. This activity is suited for children ages 8 or older.

The Poppies will be on view and installed at The Wall that Heals site, May 2-5, just west of the Bob Wiseman Soccer Complex at Lewisville Lake Park, 200 Lake Park Road.

Following the conclusion of The Wall That Heals, the poppies will be collected and re-installed at another City of Lewisville location yet to be determined.

This project is being paid for in part by a City of Lewisville Artist Microgrant. Learn more about the Artist Microgrant and other art grants available through the City of Lewisville on our website.

Veterans Exhibit"Proudly Served. Proudly Serving." Exhibit

"Proudly Served. Proudly Serving." Exhibit will open on Monday, April 29, at the Visitor Information Center, 247 W. Main Street. The exhibit pays tribute to all current City of Lewisville employees who have served, or are currently serving our country in the military. This unique display will run through at least Veterans Day in November. The Visitor Information Center is open open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

 

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