The Veterans Memorial Wall at Newtown Park in Johns Creek opens Friday at sunrise. There will be no formal ceremony held during the weekend.
“The Wall That Heals,” is a 250-foot-long half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The wall bears the names of more than 58,000 service personnel who gave their lives during The Vietnam War and honors the more than 3 million Americans who serve in the U.S. armed forces at that time.
Before arriving in Johns Creek, it was a traveling exhibit of the nonprofit Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for more than 10 years.
Johns Creek Veterans Association and volunteers added granite panels and spruced up the wall this week. The wall was vandalized in April and some dent and scrape marks have not yet been repaired, Veterans Association Mike Mizell said.