November 13, 2018

Big Turnout for The Wall That Heals Arrival in Franklinton

Despite the cold and overcast skies, Franklinton saw large crowds to welcome the arrival of the replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D. C.. Franklinton will be among the first to host this exhibit which includes a three-quarter scale Wall replica that is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. The exhibits tell the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall and the era surrounding the conflict, and are designed to put American experiences in Vietnam in a historical and cultural context.

The exhibit may be seen at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds in Franklinton, Louisiana. See the schedule below:

The Wall That Heals Arrives in Franklinton, Louisiana from Mt. Hermon Web-TV on Vimeo.

Tuesday November 13 - Escort of the Wall
11:00am Meet Up/Staging/Briefing at Poitevent (Pearl River) Park
12:00 Noon Kick Stands Up
1:15pm ETA Washington Parish Fairgrounds

Wednesday November 14 - Assembly of the Wall
5:00pm Soft Opening
6:00pm Mandatory Volunteer Training

Thursday November 15 - Wall Open 24/7 for Public Viewing
8:00am - 4:00pm School Field Trips
9:00am Opening Ceremony
9:15am Pinning Ceremony

Friday November 16 - Wall Open 24/7 for Public Viewing
8:00am - 4:00pm School Field Trips

Saturday November 17 - Wall Open 24/7 for Public Viewing
11:00am Gold Star Families Ceremony
6:00pm Candlelight Vigil/Reading of the Names

Sunday November 18 - Public Viewing Until 2pm
1:00pm Closing Ceremony
2:00pm Disassembly of the Wall

For more about The Wall, go the website at

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