Coming to Lake Pleasant, Pleasant Harbor – Thursday, March 14th to Sunday, March 17th, 2019
Motorcycle Escort – March 12 – downtown Peoria to Lake Pleasant, Pleasant Harbor
OPEN 24 hours – OPEN to the Public – FREE Admission to the event
Friday, March 15th – 6pm – Candlelight vigil honoring all the AZ veterans on The Wall.
Saturday, March 16th – “Honoring Ceremony” – 10am
Sunday, March 17th – “Closing Ceremony” – 2pm
The Wall That Heals will close at 3pm on Sunday, March, 17th
If you would like to volunteer at the event to assist the veterans and visitors please contact us at the number below. We would be happy to have you.
Facebook: Pleasant Harbor @ Lake Pleasant or Call (623) 203 – 5173 for info!
|The Wall That Heals exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The replica is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. Visitors experience The Wall rising above them as they walk towards the apex, a key feature of the design of The Wall in D.C.|
|Like the original Memorial, The Wall That Heals is erected in a chevron-shape and visitors can do name rubbings of individual service member’s names on The Wall. The replica is constructed of Avonite, a synthetic granite, and its 140 numbered panels are supported by an aluminum frame. Machine engraving of the more than 58,000 names along with modern LED lighting provide readability of The Wall day and night.
As on The Wall, the names on The Wall That Heals are listed by day of casualty. Beginning at the center/apex, the names start on the East Wall (right-hand side) working their way out to the end of that wing, picking up again at the far end of the West Wall (left-hand side) and working their way back in to the center/apex, joining the beginning and end of the conflict at the center.