Vietnam Veterans of America Sussex County Chapter 1105 joined members of local American Legion and VFW posts Oct. 2 to assemble The Wall That Heals for display. The traveling exhibit was open to visitors through Sunday, Oct. 6, at a site overlooking the bay in Ocean View, Md.
“We do 35 to 40 stops a year,” Tim Tetz, site manager for The Wall That Heals, told the Delaware State News. “This year we are doing 35, and this is certainly one of the more beautiful, picturesque sites. It’s incredible.”
A three-quarters scale replica of the Memorial Wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., The Wall That Heals displays the names of the 58,276 American military personnel who died in Vietnam.
“Fifty-eight thousand stories, 58,000 lives, 58,000 families and many, many years involved in the sacrifice by not only these guys on the wall, but their families,” said Joe Moore, chapter president.
“I have two best friends on that wall, [and] it just brings tears to my eyes every time,” said Vietnam veteran Max Kopp. “It’s hard to talk about it.”