The Wall That Heals — a three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and mobile Education Center — will be coming coming to Manitowoc, Wis., in 2019 thanks to the efforts of Terry “T.J.” Johnson, president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 731. The Wall That Heals will appear at the Manitowoc County Expo grounds Sept. 12-15, 2019.
“The Wall was here in 1999, so our members thought it would be a nice tribute to bring it again on the 20th anniversary,” Johnson told the Herald Times Reporter. “The Wall That Heals was in Crivitz [Wis.] last year, and many of us went to pay our respects. We decided that we’d like to share this moving memorial with other veterans and families of our area, especially to honor the 35 brave men from our county that we lost in the Vietnam War.”
Chapter 731 is requesting donations to help offset the costs associated with bringing The Wall That Heals to town, as well as recruiting volunteers to set up and staff the exhibit once it arrives.