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Event Volunteers Needed

Community members interested in volunteering at The Wall That Heals event should contact Dr. Linda Townsend at heroes@pbcschools.org.

Volunteers can also sign up for a time slot here.

 

Support The Wall That Heals

Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 704 members are currently fundraising to help offset event costs. Individuals interested in making a donation to the event can do so in one of the following ways:

  • Donations can be mailed to
    VVA-704, P.O. Box 1484 Auburn, NY 13021.
  • Donations can be made electronically here.

 

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The Wall That Heals will visit Port Byron in 2017

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Port Byron Central School District and Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 704 together announced a spring event that will honor and remember veterans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War.

The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Port Byron CSD's campus June 1-4, 2017. The event, which will be free and open to the public, is designed to honor the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces during the Vietnam War, and its walls bear the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in Vietnam.

"This experience will offer our community an opportunity to pay tribute to the fallen and honor their families, and bring strength and comfort to those who endured the war," Port Byron CSD Superintendent Neil O'Brien said. "It will also provide students with tangible reinforcement of the history lessons they’re learning in classrooms."

The Wall That Heals is a program of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the founders of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall). The exhibit's mobile Education Center provides more information about the Vietnam War, including photos of service members whose names are on The Wall, a timeline of the Vietnam era, and letters and memorabilia left at The Wall in Washington, D.C.

"For many of our residents, this event will be an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Superintendent O'Brien said. "We hope that, above all, it helps heal some broken hearts"

Each year, The Wall that Heals visits 35 communities throughout the country. Since its opening in 1996, the replica has traveled to more than 400 communities nationwide.

 

To view a program agenda, please click here.

 

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