The Wall That Heals

Updated: 7 June 2017

The members of the Haverhill Veterans Council are proud to host the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s, The Wall That Heals on 15-18 June 2017, the site will be open 24 hours a day. The Wall arrives at the Haverhill High School Athletic Fields on Wednesday 14 June, which happens to be Flag Day. We invite all area residents to help us welcome The Wall That Heals by lining the streets, and displaying the American Flag with pride! An updated schedule of events is forthcoming, please check back soon to learn more about what we have planned for you.

The half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., it is designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. The traveling exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin. The main components of The Wall That Heals are The Wall replica and the mobile Education Center. All who visit us while hosting The Wall That Heals are sure to gain from their visit.

Volunteers please go to- http://bit.ly/WallVolunteers 

Corporate Sponsors are also needed. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

Please call Keith Gopsill at 978-912-0041 and ask for a donation form!

Schedule of Events –

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Motorcycle Escorts meet up at the Chelmsford North Bound Rest Stop on Rte 495 at 9:30am.
Safety briefing at 10:15am, Kick Stands up by 10:30am
Escort due to arrive the at Haverhill High School around 11am.
Request for people to line Monument Street with US Flags to welcome the escort and The Wall to Haverhill.
ALL VOLUNTEERS are requested to be at the High School fields for TRAINING at 6pm.
We will conduct a soft opening ceremony at 7pm.
The Wall That Heals will be open to the public around 4pm on 14 June, and will be open 24 hours a day, free to all to visit.

Dedication Ceremony

Saturday 14 June 2017

Dedication Ceremony is at 10:30am. (You may bring your own chair.)

Father’s Day Rose Remembrance Ceremony

Sunday 18 June 2017 Time TBA

We will hold a Multi-Faith Service for Father’s Day. This will reflect with what is done each year at The Wall in D.C. The VVMF and the Sons and Daughters in Touch (SDIT) conduct a Fathers Day Rose Remembrance Ceremony to Honor all those who were lost in the War.
Roses for those honored by VVMF’s In Memory Program, will be attached to written remembrances and placed at the base of the Memorial. Family, friends and other visitors are invited to take part as the emotional ceremony which concludes with a bed of roses surrounding the memorial, a breathtaking sight that demonstrates both the gratitude and the sacrifices of families impacted by foreign conflict.

Closing Ceremony, Sunday 18 June 3pm

Our local Haverhill Media did a piece with two of our committee members. Take a trip over to their page and watch the video, http://haverhillcommunitytv.org/video/march-2017-veterans-wall.

Here is a link to a story by Mike LaBella of the Eagle-Tribune on 27 February 2017. Visit our story in the local paper here!

Visit our Facebook Event page for other details. Haverhill Veteran Council Facebook Event Page.

More details to follow. Please return every so often to see the updates we post regarding the visit of The Wall That Heals. Thank you!