The Wall That Heals

Thursday, June 14th - Sunday, June 17th

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THE WALL THAT HEALS, a ¾-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is coming to Wamego on June 14-17, 2018. THE WALL THAT HEALS will be located in the Wamego City Park and is open to the public and free to attend.


Opening Ceremony - Thursday, June 14th, 10:00am - Wamego City Park

Closing Ceremony - Sunday, June 17th, 1:00pm - Wamego City Park


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Opening & Closing Ceremony Details

OPENING CEREMONY - Thursday, June 14th at 10:00am

Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard (Ft. Riley)

Roger Donlan, first recipient of Medal of Honor in Vietnam (1964)
Tracey Mann, Kansas Lt. Governor
Ron Highland, Kansas State Representative
Paul Olsen, Facility Manager – Caterpillar Wamego Operations
Merl Page, Wamego City Manager


CLOSING CEREMONY - Sunday, June 17th at 1:00pm

 Michael Dodson, LTGen, USA (Ret)

Greg Rusk, Work Tools Global Operations Manager – Caterpillar Wamego Operations

Wamego City and Chamber of Commerce Officials

Jerry Moran, United States Senator

21-Gun Salute and Taps

Visit the Wall in Wamego

The Wall will be open continuously in Wamego from the Opening Ceremony on June 14th until the Closing Ceremony on June 17th.


Opening Ceremony - Thursday, June 14th - 10:00am

Closing Ceremony - Sunday, June 17th - 1:00pm


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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. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), the organization that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1982, wants to give all veterans and their family members across America an opportunity to see the Memorial. More information on the VVMF and THE WALL THAT HEALS, including photos and a full 2018 national tour schedule, can be found at

About the Wall

The new, larger exhibit includes a three-quarter scale Wall replica that is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. 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. For the first time in the history of THE WALL THAT HEALS, visitors will be able to do name rubbings of individual service member’s names on The Wall.


More than 250,000 people visited THE WALL THAT HEALS in 2016. Since its debut in 1996, the exhibit has been on display in nearly 500 U.S. communities, the Four Provinces of Ireland, and Canada. THE WALL THAT HEALS is transported from community to community by a trailer with cases built into its sides, allowing it to serve as a mobile Education Center that tells the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the divisive era in American history. The 2018 national THE WALL THAT HEALS tour is hauled through a partnership with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and the trucking industry and generously sponsored by USAA.

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