The Wall That Heals in Wake Forest opens today

Town of Wake Forest News

The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, officially opens today, Oct. 18, at 8 a.m. in Wake Forest’s E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Free and open to the public, the exhibit will be available 24-hours-a-day through 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. A schedule of events is attached.

Wake Forest has the honor of being the only town in North Carolina scheduled to host The Wall That Heals (TWTH) in 2018. A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, 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.

TWTH schedule in Wake Forest is provided below:

Thursday, Oct. 18

  • 8 a.m. – TWTH officially opens to the public 24-hours-a-day
  • 4 p.m. – TWTH Welcome Ceremony
  • 7 p.m. – “Etchings in Stone” film screening in Joyner Park Amphitheater

Friday, Oct. 19

  • 7 p.m. – “Etchings in Stone” film screening in Joyner Park Amphitheater

Saturday, Oct. 20

  • Noon – “Reading of the Names” – The names of NC service members Missing In Action (MIA) will be called out
  • 7 pm – “Etchings in Stone” film screening in Joyner Park Amphitheater

Sunday, Oct. 21

  • 11:30 a.m. – TWTH Closing Ceremony
  • 2 p.m. – TWTH closes

For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/the-wall-that-heals.aspx.

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