The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) has announced “The Wall That Heals” national tour schedule for 2020. The exhibit includes a three-quarter scale replica of Washington’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile education center. The 25th season of The Wall That Heals began February 20 in Marco Island, Florida, and will visit 35 communities throughout the year.
“We received more than 100 applications to host The Wall That Heals in 2020, and we are excited to announce the cities that we’ve selected as hosts for our 25th touring season,” said VVMF President and CEO Jim Knotts. “The Wall That Heals mobile exhibit replicates ‘The Wall’ experience in Washington, D.C., and provides veterans and their family members the chance to visit it in their own communities.”
The Wall That Heals is sponsored by USAA and is transported thousands of miles across the country each year through a partnership with the Truckload Carriers Association and the trucking industry.
Those interested in transporting the mobile education center have been contacting the VVMF organization to sign up, but routes remain available. This year, The Wall That Heals will visit communities across the U.S., and the following six transportation origination and destination points are in need of sponsors:
- Garner, North Carolina to Grundy, Virginia in April;
- Bedford, Pennsylvania to Nahant, Massachusetts in July;
- Townsend, Massachusetts to Middletown, New York in August and September;
- Middletown, New York to Evansville, Indiana, in August and September;
- La Pine, Oregon to Corona, California in October; and
- Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona to San Antonio, Texas, in October and November.
Those interested in transporting can visit vvmf.org.
The Wall That Heals 2020 tour schedule is below. TCA members are encouraged to visit.
Marco Island, Florida — Feb. 20–Feb. 23; Garland, Texas — Feb. 27–Mar.1; Del Rio, Texas — Mar. 5–Mar. 8; Ashland, Mississippi — Mar. 12– Mar. 15; Charlotte, N.C., — Mar. 19–Mar. 22; New Bern, N.C. — Mar. 26–Mar. 29; Boydton, Va. — Apr. 2–Apr. 5; Garner, N.C. — Apr. 16–April 19; Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania — Apr. 30–May 3; Belvidere, Illinois — May 7–May 10.
Findlay, Ohio — May 14–May 17; Columbus, Ohio — May 22–May 25; Riverview, Michigan — May 28–May 31; Winchester, Indiana — June 4– June 7; Harrison, Ohio — June 11–June 14; Chisholm, Minnesota — June 25–June 28; Tama, Iowa — July 2–July 5; Wheaton, Illinois — July 9–July 12; Clinton Township, Michigan — July 16–July 19; Bedford, Pennsylvania — July 23–July 26; Nahant, Massachusetts — July 30–Aug. 2; Norwalk, Connecticut — Aug. 6–Aug. 9; Champlain, New York — Aug. 13–Aug. 16; Townsend, Massachusetts — Aug. 20–Aug. 23; Middletown, New York — Aug. 27–Aug. 30; Evansville, Indiana — Sept. 10–Sept. 13; Marysville, Kansas — Sept. 17–Sept. 20; Blackfoot, Idaho — Sept. 24–Sept. 27; Longview, Washington — Oct. 1–Oct. 4; La Pine, Oregon — Oct. 8–Oct. 11; Corona, California — Oct. 15–Oct. 18; Hawaiian Gardens, California — Oct. 29–Nov. 1; Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona — Nov. 5–Nov. 8; San Antonio, Texas — Nov. 12–Nov. 15; and Cabot, Arkansas — Nov. 19–Nov. 22.
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