Vietnam Veterans of America Manitowoc County (Wis.) Chapter 731 presented The Wall That Heals in cooperation with local businesses and individual sponsors from Sept. 12–15. A motorcycle escort accompanied the three-quarters replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to the Manitowoc County Expo Center, and citizens waving flags lined the route to greet the entourage.
Multiple ceremonies were planned around the wall’s appearance. Veterans were invited to receive a 50th anniversary commemorative pin, and vocalist Dave Ehlert performed a multimedia 50th-anniversary tribute to Vietnam veterans. A candlelight vigil was held at sunset on Sept. 13, and complete remembrance ceremony including a tribute to the 35 soldiers from the Manitowoc area lost in Vietnam was held the following day.