Lynn Visit August 27-30, 2009 Fraser Field
The City of Lynn through its office of Veterans Services in conjunction with the Lynn Veterans Council and Vietnam Veterans of America Post 908, Lynn with the participation of The North Shore Navigators, Solimine Funeral Homes, Lucia Lighting and Design, and Woodlawn Memorials is proud to host the Wall That Heals. On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. The Wall first visited Lynn on Veterans Day 1999. We are please to welcome the Wall once again.
“Bringing The Wall Home” to communities throughout our country allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist, once more, among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. 19 individuals that called Lynn home are among the 1336 Massachusetts natives whose names are among the more than 58,000 names engraved on the Wall. We pay homage to them all and seek to honor their families and comrades by hosting the Wall’s visit to our community. The traveling exhibit, known as the Wall That Heals, allows the many thousands of Veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of "facing the Wall" to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.
The Wall That Heals also features a Traveling Museum and Information Center providing a comprehensive educational component to enrich and complete visitors’ experiences. The Museum chronicles the Vietnam War era and the unique healing power of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, while the Information Center serves as a venue for people to learn about friends and loved ones lost in the war.
Schedule of Ceremonies • Committee Updates and Reports • Photo Gallery • Directions to The Wall That Heals