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Honoring Our Veterans
The Wall That Heals - Blue Springs event held in Pink Hill Park from September 30 - October 3, 2010, was a success! During the 4 exhibit days, over 50,000 people gathered in Pink Hill Park to remember loved ones, share their experiences with others, and learn more about the Vietnam War era.
The event registered over 2,000 Vietnam Veterans for their choice of a commemorative medal, lapel pin, or patch to thank them for their service to our country. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs registered over 160 new veterans for benefits and the Put a Face With a Name campaign collected 123 photos during the event. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund collected $10,651.73 at The Wall That Heals - Blue Springs event, the highest amount collected in a host city to date.
The Wall That Heals exhibit, the traveling exhibition of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, is located in Washington, DC. The traveling exhibition allows veterans, families, friends, and students in their home community to honor the 58,000 men and women whose names are inscribed on the wall.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorials Fund produced the video below that featues The Wall That Heals - Blue Springs event.