KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — This morning, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett joined members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Captain Bill Robinson Chapter 1078, and representatives from Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home to announce that Knox County will host The Wall That Heals this fall.
“Anyone who’s seen the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington knows how powerful it is and the impact of seeing those 58,318 names,” said Mayor Burchett.
The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. The memorial will be located on Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home property at 2300 Adair Drive from Oct. 4 through Oct. 8. It will be open to the public 24 hours a day free of charge.
“Our service members leave their families, the comfort of their homes and put their lives on the line so we can live in the greatest country on Earth,” said Mayor Burchett. “Unfortunately, our Vietnam veterans didn’t get the respect and welcome they deserved when returning home from war. Having The Wall That Heals here in our community offers us a chance to honor their service and sacrifice.”
For more information on The Wall That Heals, please visit www.knoxwall.org or http://www.vvmf.org/twth. For a brochure, see attached or visit http://knoxcounty.org/news/pdfs/the_wall_that_heals_brochure.pdf