‘The Wall That Heals’ Set To Visit Oskaloosa

The Vietnam Veterans War Memorial - The Wall (photo courtesy The White House)

The Vietnam Veterans War Memorial – The Wall (photo courtesy The White House)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, often called ‘The Wall That Heals’ sits as a lasting memorial to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in that decade long war.

Honoring the men and women who served in the controversial Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial chronologically lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country.

Some veterans are unable to make it to that place of honor in Washington D.C., so a half-size replica was created and now travels the United States, bringing healing to those soldiers, many of whom were never welcomed home.

On Monday, that treasure will find its way into Oskaloosa, and be hosted on the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds. The Wall That Heals will be hosted by Drost Equipment, Inc. for 4 days, and will include events and activities dedicated to honoring and remembering veterans.

On Tuesday, July 1st, the wall will be escorted into town as it arrives on Highway 63 from the North side of town.

On Wednesday evening, starting at 6pm, there will be an opening ceremony featuring General Tommy Franks, US Army (Ret.). From then until the closing ceremony on July 6th at 6pm, the wall will be open to everyone, 24 hours a day.

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