The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is set to make its first stop in Baldwin Park from March 14-17. This historic event marks the first time the city will host this traveling exhibit and offers an opportunity for the community to pay tribute to the more than three million Americans who served in the Vietnam War.

The Wall That Heals bears the names of the 58,281 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Over 100 communities across the United States apply each year to be selected as a host site, making this momentous occasion a result of years of effort and anticipation.

The City of Baldwin Park invites all residents of Los Angeles County to attend the opening ceremony on Thursday, March 14, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the Cesar E. Chavez Amphitheater in Morgan Park. Throughout the duration of The Wall’s stay, Taps will be performed at sunset by the Baldwin Park High School Band, creating a solemn and respectful atmosphere. The exhibit will be open 24/7 and free to all visitors until it closes on Sunday at 2 p.m., after which it will continue its journey to El Cajon, CA.
Mayor Emmanuel J. Estrada expressed his deep honor in hosting The Wall That Heals, stating, “Our City is a big believer in hosting events that nurture community. This is one of the most special events we have ever hosted, bringing people together from all over the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. The Wall will give us all a truly unique experience in honoring our local heroes who fought in Vietnam, to whom we are forever indebted.”

The Wall That Heals travels in a 53-foot trailer that transforms into a mobile education center. The center includes exhibits that provide insight into the Vietnam War, The Wall, and the era in American history when the war took place. This comprehensive display aims to educate visitors and facilitate a deeper understanding of the war’s impact on the nation.

The Wall’s journey through the San Gabriel Valley is expected to be an impressive sight. On Tuesday, March 12, at 3 p.m., the exhibit will depart from Veteran’s Freedom Park in Azusa. A procession of motorcycles and patriotic vehicles, including members of the Freedom Riders and local public safety officials, will escort The Wall on its route through Covina, Irwindale, and various parts of Los Angeles County before reaching Baldwin Park. Local riders are encouraged to join the caravan by meeting at Azusa’s Veteran’s Freedom Park at 2 p.m.

The City of Baldwin Park is seeking volunteers to assist with various aspects of The Wall’s setup, break down, and visitor experience. Interested individuals can sign up in just two minutes.

The Wall That Heals is a program of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF). It is the only traveling exhibit affiliated with The Wall in Washington, D.C. and features the largest replica of The Wall. The VVMF built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1982 and continues its mission to honor and remember those who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War.

Parking is available throughout Morgan Park, as well as in nearby public lots on Laurens Avenue and Ramona Boulevard, and in the parking structure at City Hall. Golf carts will be provided to assist visitors who require transportation to the exhibit.

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