SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (FOX 11) - It's called ‘The Wall That Heals’, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and it's going on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a symbol of America's honor and recognition of the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War. Inscribed on the black granite walls are the names of more than 58,000 men and women who gave their lives or remain missing.
Yet the Memorial itself is dedicated to honor the "courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty and country" of all who answered the call to serve during one of the longest wars in U.S. history. The Wall was built by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, who now take The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of The Wall, around the country.
The Wall That Heals will open at the Reagan Library at noon on Wednesday, November 18th and will remain open around the clock until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22nd. Accompanying The Wall replica is a mobile Education Center that displays the photos of some of the service members whose names are found on The Wall.
(Source: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation)