Updated: 31 July 2017
We want to THANK all of our sponsors, supporters, and helpers for a successful event! Without your input and support, we couldn’t have done it. Thank you!
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!
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.
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, until about 3pm on Sunday when we close. Free to all to visit.
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.