BABYLON, NY – The Town of Babylon will proudly host the traveling exhibit The Wall That Heals from October 5 to 8, 2023 at Tanner Park. A 375-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., the traveling exhibit pays tribute to over three million Americans who served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and bears the names of the 58,281 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Similar to the exhibit, a smaller replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall drew thousands to Town Hall back in 1995.
“When we talked about doing this again, it was a no-brainer,” said Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer. “We are grateful to have the opportunity to support our veterans in this meaningful manner and provide access to a powerful monument to all in our community. We would like to especially thank Charles Spencer for his instrumental role in bringing this exhibit to the Town.”
The Wall That Heals spreads the healing legacy of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.. This exhibit aids thousands of veterans in their healing process, empowering them to encounter The Wall in the familiarity of their own communities and emboldening their strength and courage. It also serves as an important source of peace for family and friends of veterans and learning tool for others in the community.
“It is an honor to host The Wall That Heals,” said Chair of the Town of Babylon Veterans Advisory Council and Councilman DuWayne Gregory. “I believe it will truly have a profound impact on our residents and encourage all to engage with this important exhibit.”
Volunteers are needed while The Wall That Heals is on display at Tanner Park. To sign up, please fill out the form found here.