For those who haven’t experienced Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sugar Land is bringing the half scale-replica, “The Wall That Heals”, to Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd. It will be on display from May 24-28, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will coincide with Memorial Day weekend and the city’s Memorial Day Ceremony.
The exhibit allows thousands of veterans and residents who have been unable to visit the memorial in Washington, D.C., to experience its educational and healing benefits in their own community. In addition to visiting the exhibition, visitors are also encouraged to bring photos of any names that are displayed on The Wall. In an effort to create a complete collection of photos to showcase in Washington,D.C., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund will also have onsite photo scanning stations to process all photo submissions.
The exhibition is organized by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the organization charged with preserving The Wall and the memory of the more than 58,000 men and women whose lives were lost in service to their country. “The Wall That Heals” has been displayed in more than 300 cities and towns throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial’s healing legacy to millions.
All activities and exhibits are free and open to the public.