VIDEO: A Healing Wall at Owens’ Findlay Campus | Multimedia


FINDLAY – The Healing Wall will be on Owens Community College’s Findlay campus this weekend.

The exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The replica is 375 feet long and stands 7.5 feet tall at its tallest point.

The Healing Wall will open Thursday and will be open 24 hours a day until it closes at 2 p.m. Sunday. A POW/MIA ceremony is scheduled for Saturday noon.

Like the original memorial, the healing wall is erected in a chevron shape and visitors can make imprints of service members’ names on the wall. The replica is constructed of Avonite, a synthetic granite, and its 140 numbered panels are supported by an aluminum frame. Machine engraving of more than 58,000 names as well as modern LED lighting ensure that the wall is legible day and night.

As on the wall, the names on the wall that heals are listed by victim day. Starting at the center/top, the names start on the right side, work their way to the end of this wing, picking up at the end of the left side and back to the center/top, joining the beginning and end of the conflict In the center.

The 53-foot trailer that transports the Healing Wall transforms into a mobile education center. The exterior of the trailer features a timeline of “The War and the Wall” and provides additional information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Additional exhibits allow visitors to better understand the legacy of the Veterans Memorial Vietnam fighters.

Exhibits include Hometown Heroes – Photos of service members on the wall that list their home of record in the area; and Objects Left Behind – Exhibits of objects representative of those left on the wall in Washington, D.C. in remembrance of those on the wall.

He traveled to Findlay from New Castle, DE, and when he leaves he will be heading to Belvidere, Illinois.

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