Outer Banks locals, visitors and guests are invited this weekend to visit The Wall That Heals, a traveling three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall That Heals is set-up for the weekend at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head with a handful of events and speakers that honor the roughly 2.7 million Americans that served in Vietnam, and displays the names of the 58,318 Americans who died in the Vietnam War.
The Wall That Heals was introduced on Veteran’s Day in 1996 by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), and has since been on display at almost 700 locations throughout the country, displaying the names of those who lost their lives in Vietnam. The replica is 375 feet long and 7.5 feet tall and showcases similar features to the The Wall in D.C. LED lights and granite backdrop makes the wall readable for visitors throughout the day or night. Additionally, the trailer that carries The Wall turns into a mobile Vietnam War education center for patrons on location.
The Wall That Heals is open to the public 24 hours a day, but will be hosting events throughout the weekend, listed below:
Thursday, November 16
- Opening for The Wall That Heals beginning at 10 AM
Friday, November 17
- Candle Light Ceremony at 6 PM
Saturday, November 18
- Vietnam Veterans Walk to the Wall at 11 AM
Sunday, November 19
- The Wall That Heals is open to the public until 2 PM
- Closing Ceremony at 1:45 PM
6800 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959