The Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation is seeking community assistance to help cover expenses associated with bringing “The Wall That Heals” to Wake Forest.
A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Wall That Heals (TWTH) is coming to the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St., Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 18-21. Free and open to the public, the exhibit will be available 24-hours-a-day.
Financial support from local businesses and individuals is needed to help cover the cost of bringing TWTH to Wake Forest. Sponsorship levels range from $100 to $7,500 and include an array of benefits. Each sponsorship level is designed to allow sponsors to reach a huge audience as thousands of visitors are expected to visit Wake Forest during the four-day exhibit.
Local businesses and individuals can donate via check or online via PayPal at www.wakeforestnc.gov/the-wall-that-heals.aspx. Checks should be made payable to “Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation” and include “The Wall That Heals” in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, PO Box 168, Wake Forest, NC 27588.
TWTH honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
The only town in North Carolina scheduled to host the exhibit in 2018, Wake Forest will be among the first to host a new, larger exhibit, which includes a three-quarter scale Wall replica that is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point.