HARRISBURG (May 2, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman invited Vietnam-era veterans, veterans’ organizations, and others to visit The Wall that Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, when it comes to the Pennsylvania State Capitol this week.

The exhibition will be open to the public on the grounds of the Capitol in Harrisburg beginning with an opening ceremony on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m. It will be located on the lawn area in front of the Irvis Office Building at Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street. 

“As our nation continues to heal from the wounds of Vietnam, this is an opportunity for us to come together to remember the fallen, as well as honor our heroes and veterans of all branches of the military from the Vietnam era,” Dinniman, who serves on the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, said.  

In addition to the three-quarer-size replica of the Wall, the exhibition features a mobile Education Center. Its 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. 

Dinniman will host a group of Vietnam-era veterans from Chester County and the Coatesville Veteran Affairs Medical Center for a visit to the wall and tour of the state Capitol on Thursday, May 10.

If you or your organization are interested in participating in the visit, please contact Adam Cirucci at acirucci@pasenate.com

The Pennsylvania General Assembly is a proud sponsor of the Wall that Heals to honor those who served.

The Wall that Heals is a project of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

For more info on the Wall that Heals, visit http://www.vvmf.org/twth.

 

 

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