The Wall That Heals
Apr 22, 2016
April 22-28, 2016
LBJ Library Plaza
24 Hours a Day
Open to the public
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The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be on display on the LBJ Presidential Library plaza Friday, April 22 through Thursday, April 28. It will be open to the general public, 24 hours a day.
In addition to The Wall, there will be a mobile education center and information tent. Information cases in the education center display photos of service members whose names are found on The Wall, along with letters and memorabilia left at memorial in Washington. The center also includes a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview of the conflict in Vietnam. The exhibits in the center tell the story of the Vietnam War, The Wall, the era surrounding the conflict, and are designed to put American experiences in Vietnam in a historical and cultural context.
We are expecting hundreds of visitors to The Wall daily. To ensure we make the visitor experience one of dignity and respect, the LBJ Library is seeking volunteers to work alongside Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) site managers. We have more than 200 volunteer shifts to fill. Volunteers will greet visitors, answer questions about The Wall, help find names engraved on the panels, and provide historical context about The Wall and the Vietnam War. Additionally, volunteers will have the opportunity to present lapel pins to veterans.
Visit the LBJ Library
While you're visiting The Wall, we invite you to visit the LBJ Presidential Library. We will be offering free admission to all beginning April 19 through April 28. We are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day.
If you're visiting The Wall, free parking will be available in the LBJ Library visitors' lot (#38), located on Red River Street between Dean Keeton and Clyde Littlefield Drive. Please let the parking attendant know you're visiting The Wall. Note: We anticipate hundreds of visitors to The Wall daily. This parking is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
Overflow parking will be available in the Manor Garage, located at 2017 Robert Dedman Dr., for a fee of $3 per hour to a daily maximum of $18.
For those needing ADA parking, please utilize the signed ADA parking spaces in lots #37, 38, and 39 located on Red River Street between Dean Keeton and Clyde Littlefield Drive. You will need either a state issued handicapped placard or a handicapped license plate. These ADA spaces will be limited and on a first come, first served basis as well. Please let the parking attendant know you're visiting The Wall.
The Wall That Heals, sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Since its 1996 dedication, The Wall has visited more than 400 cities and towns throughout the nation, spreading the memorial's healing legacy to millions.
This year, the LBJ Presidential Library and the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration are recognizing the 50th anniversary of the war in Vietnam. The Wall is one part of a summit on the Vietnam War held at the LBJ Presidential Library April 26-28, 2016. For more information about the summit, visit vietnamwarsummit.org.
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
LBJ Presidential Library
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