Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall Travels to Tennessee
During the third weekend in April, the Middle Tennessee’s Putnam County will host a 375-foot traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall the in city of Cookeville. Known as The Wall That Heals, the traveling exhibit honors the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Vietnam. It bears the names of more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
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The replica is 375 feet in length and stands nearly 8 feet tall at its highest point. Like the original memorial in Washington, D.C., the wall matches the same chevron-shape. Visitors to the exhibit in Putnam County can do pencil rubbings of individual service member’s names, listed by day of casualty. Additionally, the 53-foot trailer carrying The Wall That Heals transforms into a mobile education center, featuring a timeline of “The War and The Wall” and a variety of other displays.
Plan Your Visit
Cookeville is the only stop in Tennessee and one of only 38 displays in the country. The exhibit offers veterans, families and spectators alike to pay respects to those who served. The Wall that Heals will be on display from April 19-22 at the Putnam County Sports Complex on Whiteaker Springs Road in Cookeville. A series of events beginning Thursday, April 19, will take place in coordination with the wall’s visit.
To see a full schedule of events, head to visitcookevilletn.com/thewallthatheals.