EASTLAND, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial, will be on display in Eastland for four days, starting April 12, according to a City of Eastland press release.
The wall is a three-fourths scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial located in Washington D.C., and stands seven feet six inches tall, according to the release. It features over 58,000 names of service members who gave their lives.
Local law enforcement and motorcycle groups will escort the wall into Eastland on Wednesday, April 11, arriving in downtown around 11 a.m., according to the release.
Eastland High School football players, along with the ROTC class from Tarleton State University are expected to assemble the wall, according to the release. Assembly is estimated to take around eight hours.
The public display of the wall will begin on Thursday, April 12, with an honors ceremony held at the exhibition location, next to Farmers & Merchants Bank, on 930 Main Street.
The ceremony will include a color guard, 21 gun salute, flyover and live music, according to the release. Vietnam Veteran Larry Monroe will recognize Vietnam Veterans in attendance, as well as any Gold Star Families present.
The wall will be on display to the public until it leaves Eastland at 12 p.m. Sunday, April 15, according to the release.