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‘The Wall That Heals’ Honoring Vietnam Veterans Coming to Estes Park in September

Vietnam Veterans and The Travelling Wall – Photo courtesy of WKDQ/TSM

The Wall That  Heals, honoring Vietnam Veterans, will make the journey to Estes Park this September as part of this year’s Longs Peak Scottish•Irish Highland Festival.

It was in 1996, on Veterans Day, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund debuted a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The wall was designed to travel, and travel it has. In fact, The Wall That Heals has been to 350+ cities and soon, they can add Estes Park to the list.

The Wall That Heals will be in Estes Park as part of the Longs Peak Scottish•Irish Highland Festival. Veterans who wish to take part in the festival will only have to pay $15 for a ticket, but it will be open to the public (no event ticket needed) on Thursday, September 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and also on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

There will be daily Color Guards at 1:30 p.m. and a Wreath Ceremony at 2:30 p.m., in addition to the 3rd Infantry Old Guard Fifes and Drums from Fort Meyer, Virginia and the 1st Div.Marine Band out of Camp Pendleton, California.

In addition to The Wall That Heals, the trailer that hauls the memorial also doubles as a museum on the grounds. You will see photos of service members whose names are actually found on The Wall That Heals, letters and even some memorabilia left at the actual Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.

For more information on the Estes Park viewing this September, how to get The Wall That Heals to your community or to donate, please click on the link below.

Author’s Note: The American Legion – Post 15 in Loveland will be handling the motorcycle escort. I was supposed to be notified if it was an open escort ride and have not heard, so I am not sure if this is solely an American Legion Riders (ALR) escort. Once I receive that information, I will pass it along here on our website and Facebook pages.

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