The Wall That Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., will make its way to La Habra, California, July 10, 2013 and be on public display July 11th thru 14th.
Deliberately setting aside controversies of the war, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. It honors those who served when their Nation called upon them. They served loyally, without question and gave their all for us.
The Wall That Heals is a popular national exhibit available to about 20 cities each year. It travels about 30,000 miles annually to selected cities and towns across America. The initial request to bring the Wall to La Habra was made in 2010. Approval was received in January of this year and no less than seven committees formed by the city to organize and manage scheduled activities during the Wall’s stay.
Wednesday, July 10th, the Wall will be escorted by a caravan of motorcycle riders and traffic control officers on its route from the 57 freeway, West on Imperial Highway, then North on Idaho Street to the La Habra High School football stadium, near the corner of Idaho Street and Whittier Blvd., where it will be setup for public display for the next four days.
For those wanting to celebrate the entrance of The Wall That Heals arrival in to the City of La Habra, Community Services Representative, David De Leon indicated that the Wall should pass Idaho Street between 10:00AM and 10:30AM on Wednesday, July 10th.
On Thursday, July 11th at 10:00AM, opening ceremonies will commence with speeches, a military presentation and a flyover of historic US combat airplanes, to mark the official opening of The Wall That Heals to the public.
Following opening ceremonies, The Wall that Heals will be open 24 hours a day, from Thursday, July 11th through Sunday, July 14th. A Visitor’s Center and museum are part of the exhibit.
On Saturday, July 13th at 6:00PM., a candlelight vigil to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and liberty will be held.
On Sunday, July 14th at 2:00PM, closing ceremonies will take place and event sponsors will be recognized. Without their vital support, the City of La Habra could not have hosted the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial display.
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