In November 2017, we were selected to produce The Wall That Heals replica and mobile Education Center for The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
Our COO, Will Farmer said, “We are honored that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund chose us to create their new Wall replica and mobile education exhibit. Our staff understands what an impact the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has on its visitors and we jumped at the chance to build something that honors veterans and brings communities together. We are proud to say that Creatacor built this exhibit.”
After many months of planning and construction, The Wall will be leaving our building on Friday, on route to the USAA campus in San Antonio, TX for a private viewing for their employees. USAA is a presenting sponsor of the tour.
The tour will then proceed to its first official stop in Portland, TX on March 1st. The full tour schedule can be viewed here on the VVMF’s website.
The Wall replica is at three-quarter scale, is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. With the new replica at this size, visitors will be able to experience The Wall rising above them as they walk towards the apex, a key feature of the design of The Wall in D.C.
The mobile Education Center displays includes: digital photo displays of “Hometown Heroes” – service members whose names are on The Wall that list their home of record within the area of a visit; digital photo displays of Vietnam veterans from the local area honored through VVMF’s In Memory program which honors veterans who returned home from Vietnam and later died as a result of their service; video displays that teach about the history and impact of The Wall and of the collection of items left at The Wall in D.C.; educational exhibits told through items in the collection; a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview of the Vietnam War.
For additional details on this important tour and exhibit. please see the VVMF’s official press release here.
We’ll have more to tell you about as the tour heads out on Friday…