Our Community in Vietnam
Local organizers of The Wall That Heals have assembled an exhibit about community members who went to Vietnam. One section has a picture and story about each of the men from Wake County, Johnston County, and Harnett County who was killed in Vietnam.
Another section has a picture and story about community men who survived the war. Their stories talk about how their time in Vietnam still is affecting their lives.
The Our Community in Vietnam exhibit will be open throughout the duration of the entire visit.
The Wall That Heals will be escorted to Lake Benson Park on Tuesday, March 29th by groups of veteran groups on motorcycles. Hundreds of people are expected to line the parade route as The Wall journeys to the park. The route and a timetable are expected to be announced soon.
Flags will be provided for groups, schools, etc., who want to welcome the wall. Please let us know who you are and how many will be attending via email or the contact form on the CONTACT PAGE.
The Candlelight Welcome Home Ceremony
The Candlelight Welcome Home Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m. Our community will honor all the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who perished in Vietnam.
Eight wreaths, one each for the community men killed in Vietnam, will be placed at The Wall by Gold Star families and a military escort. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience The Wall by candlelight.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets because seating is limited. The ceremony will last about one hour.
Our Community Heroes Celebration
All Vietnam veterans are encouraged to participate in The Our Community Heroes Celebration on Saturday, April 2nd. The time and details will be announced shortly, but a parade and concert are expected to be included in the celebration.