Volunteer guides and staff needed for The Wall That Heals
The Wall returns to Clinton Township, August 3-8
CLINTON TOWNSHIP – The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to the Clinton Township Civic Center, August 3-8.
“It’s a long-time tradition in Clinton Township to recognize and honor our veterans at every opportunity,” said Township Supervisor Bob Cannon. “It’s also become a tradition to host The Wall That Heals as we are one of only two communities in Michigan to successfully apply to have The Wall to come to our community,” he said.
The exhibit came to Clinton Township in 2010 and 2015. There is no charge for the public to view The Wall That Heals.
Cannon went on to stress the critical need for volunteers to help with The Wall.
“Plenty of community support is needed to bring The Wall to Clinton Township,” he said. “It takes more than 100 volunteers to set up and take down the display, along with staff to guide visitors 24 hours a day.”
Volunteers will assist with public viewing beginning August 5. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) staff members train and lead volunteers on site. To become a volunteer, call 586-286-9339, or go to https://twthclintontwp.wordpress.com/.
The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the United States Armed forces during the Vietnam War, and it bears the names of the 58,276 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is pleased to bring The Wall That Heals mobile exhibit to Clinton Township,” said VVMF President and CEO Jim Knotts. “Hosting The Wall allows local veterans and their family members an opportunity to honor and remember those who
have served and sacrificed while providing an opportunity for a healing and educational experience for visitors on the impact of the Vietnam War on America,” he said.
School and youth groups are encouraged to visit The Wall That Heals. Trained staff from VVMF will be on-site to provide free educational tours of the exhibits and ensure the reflective atmosphere of The Wall. Tours can be customized based on ages so visitors can learn about the history of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, hear stories of those who served in Vietnam and learn about the impact of the Vietnam War on America.
Key sponsors that have stepped forward to support The Wall That Heals visit are Resurrection Cemetery, MedStar Ambulance, James and Patricia George, McLaren Macomb Hospital, Anderson Eckstein & Westrick, Pat and Deborah Moran, C.J. Barrymore’s Sports & Entertainment, First State Bank, Plante Moran, Bob and Cheryl Cannon, Ruehle’s Towing, and York, Dolan & Tomlinson, PC.