April 15, 2024 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

TRAVELING MEMORIAL HONORING VETERANS TO VISIT VENICE

6:11am

A half-scale, traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Washington, D.C. will be  in Venice Beach this week.

Wall That Heals 3
Honoring Veterans The Wall That Heals

The wall is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2nd at approximately 11:30am accompanied by an escort honor guard.

On Friday Councilman Mike Bonin and State Senator Ben Allen will be part of a special program that is scheduled for 10:30 am.

Wall that Heals 4
The Wall That Heals has visited more than 400 cities and towns throughout the nation

Tomorrow’s setup of the memorial is expected to take somewhere between 4-6 hours.

On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled the memorial replica. Approximately 250 feet in length, it is constructed of powder-coated aluminum, supported by an aluminum frame, and is made up of 24 individual panels. The exterior sides of the trailer that carries it open to become a mobile Education Center where information cases display photos of service members whose names are found on The Wall, along with letters and memorabilia left at The Wall in D.C. The Museum also includes a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview of the conflict in Vietnam.

Designed to travel to communities throughout the United States, The Wall That Heals has visited more than 400 cities and towns throughout the nation, with the idea of spreading a healing legacy to millions.

The Venice Chamber of Commerce was instrumental in arranging the exhibits visit to Venice. The aim has been to raise awareness of the city’s increased efforts to provide housing for homeless veterans. For a long time now the City of Los Angeles has had the largest concentration of homeless veterans in the country.

Wall That Heals 1
People often leave memorabilia honoring those lost to war

George Francisco, Vice President of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, says the Wall gives Venice a moment to reflect “not only on the sacrifice of the 58,000 plus names inscribed on it, but also on all the active duty service members deployed all over the world. It also allows us an opportunity to consider the effects that war has had on our veterans and how we can help those who are most in need.”

 

The Wall that Heals will remain in Windward Plaza from this Wednesday morning March 2nd through to Sunday morning, March 6th.

Related Posts

California: Pioneering the Future of Online and Digital Payments

January 11, 2024

January 11, 2024

In the fast-paced digital economy of the 21st century, California has emerged as a powerhouse in the realm of online...

A Guide to the Current Gambling Situation in Canada

January 1, 2024

January 1, 2024

For centuries, gambling has woven itself into the fabric of human culture; in recent years–marking an era where evolution pervades...

Smart Strategies to Save Money in Your Entertainment Budget

December 30, 2023

December 30, 2023

Many individuals and families in today’s fast-paced world share a common goal: finding ways to save money. The entertainment budget...

California’s top sports teams.

December 1, 2023

December 1, 2023

California is known worldwide for a multitude of exciting things. They’re known for their incredible beaches, glorious sunshine, and fabulous...

Your Lucky Numbers: Six Tips Towards Lottery Success

November 30, 2023

November 30, 2023

Have you ever wondered how people win money from the lottery? They may not always hit the jackpot, but they...

Five different ways to unwind.

October 1, 2023

October 1, 2023

Modern life is always busy and it can feel like your to-do list is never ending. When you’re not working,...

New Program Can Help Protect Southern California Homes in the Event of an Earthquake

May 13, 2023

May 13, 2023

Residents Have Until May 31 To Apply For Seismic Retrofit Grants By Janiele Maffei, Chief Mitigation Officer for the California...

Venice Shorts: Tree Trimming Underway Thanks to the Vsa!

April 28, 2023

April 28, 2023

VSA Has Taken up the Task of Trimming Italian Stone Pine Trees. By Nick Antonicello Following the recent toppling of...

Venice Stakeholders Association’s Comments on Traci Park’s Broken Bridge Housing Promise

April 24, 2023

April 24, 2023

By Marc Ryavec I have been struggling with how to address the phenomenon that someone I and many others in...

Column: Tired OF Declinists? Some Enduring New California Positives

April 18, 2023

April 18, 2023

By Thomas D. Elias California has taken a beating lately, with (mostly Republican) governors of other states blasting many aspects...

Venice Shorts: The South Venice Blvd Encampment, Is It a Candidate for a City Cleanup?

April 14, 2023

April 14, 2023

One of the last of the large encampments closest to the beach, Venetians are hopeful help is on the way!...

Over Half of Short-Term Rentals Advertised in LA Don’t Comply With City’s Home Sharing Ordinance

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

Better Neighbors LA report highlights the inadequacies of enforcement measures for short-term rentals in Los Angeles, calling for increased regulation...

Venice Shorts: Averill Defeats Tyminski 63%-37% to Become President of Venice Neighborhood Council

April 3, 2023

April 3, 2023

In second bid for top spot, surfer/photographer Brian Averill coasts to an easy win against Venice attorney and outgoing Vice-President...

Column: Install at LAX Tiny Homes From The State Grant

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023

By Clark Brown On March 16  Governor Newsom announced in Sacramento, his first stop on his State of the State of...

Venice Shorts: Night & Day – Flower & Lincoln Transformed, Back in Business

March 28, 2023

March 28, 2023

By Nick Antonicello In what was a Venice eyesore just a few months ago has been transformed into a place...