Vietnam Veterans’ wall returning to Johns Creek – for good

A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., has been retired and will have a permanent home in Johns Creek, city officials announced. CITY OF JOHNS CREEK
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A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., has been retired and will have a permanent home in Johns Creek, city officials announced. CITY OF JOHNS CREEK

“The Wall That Heals,” a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is returning to Johns Creek for good. The city announced it’s been selected as the permanent home of the recently retired wall.

“The City Council and I are thrilled that our community has been awarded The Wall That Heals, and we are looking forward to adding it our already impressive Veterans Memorial Walk,” said Mayor Mike Bodker.

The 250-foot-long wall visited the city March 29-April 2, 2017. It bears the names of more than 58,000 American service personnel who died in the Vietnam War.

The nonprofit Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund retired the wall after more than 10 years on the road and accepted Johns Creek’s proposal, including a full maintenance plan and $80,000 bid, to place it in the Veterans Memorial Walk at Newtown Park. The arrival date is to be announced later.

The bid for the wall was made possible by the Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau and a donation by local residents John and Cori Davenport. Information: https://bit.ly/2x4C9cq