VVMF Announces 2022 The Wall That Heals Tour Schedule
WASHINGTON, DC and ALEXANDRIA, Virginia: For the seventh year, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is honored to continue its partnership with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF).
Since 2015, TCA carrier members have transported The Wall That Heals, an exhibit that includes a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, to communities nationwide. The traveling exhibit honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the 58,281 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
This year, the 27th season of The Wall That Heals will begin on March 24, 2022, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and visit 29 communities during the year.
“Partnering with TCA enables us to continue our mission to honor and preserve the legacy of The Wall That Heals and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War," shared VVMF President and CEO Jim Knotts. "We look forward to providing communities with a healing experience for local veterans and their families and an educational experience for all visitors on the continuing impact of the Vietnam War on America."
Each year a TCA for-hire carrier member is selected to host a stop, courtesy of VVMF. The organizations are eager to share that announcement once able.
TCA encourages its member companies to support the effort; historic haulers will be contacted on December 15, 2021, while those interested in hauling for the first time are encouraged to express interest beginning January 15, 2022 via the following website.
Each year, VVMF receives more applications to host the exhibit than can be accommodated. For the 2022 tour schedule, preferential consideration was given to canceled sites from the 2020 tour that reapplied for 2022.
The Wall That Heals 2022 Tour dates include:
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi March 24 – March 27
Garner, North Carolina March 31 – April 3
Crawfordsville, Arkansas April 7 – April 10
Knoxville, Tennessee April 21 – April 24
New Castle, Delaware
April 28 – May 1
Findlay, Ohio May 5 – May 8
Belvidere, Illinois May 12 – May 15
Winchester, Indiana May 19 – May 22
Erie, Pennsylvania May 27 – May 30
Norwalk, Connecticut June 2 – June 5
Chisholm, Minnesota June 23 – June 26
Franklin, Wisconsin June 30 – July 3
Chicago Heights, Illinois July 7 – July 10
Battle Creek, Michigan July 14 – July 17
Eagan, Minnesota July 21 – July 24
Winsted, Minnesota July 28 – July 31
Tama, Iowa August 4 – August 7
Kearney, Nebraska August 11 – August 14
Mead, Colorado August 18 – August 21
Payson, Arizona August 25 – August 28
Warrenton, Missouri September 8 – September 11
Middletown, New York September 15 – September 18
Bedford, Massachusetts September 22 – September 25
Methuen, Massachusetts September 29 – October 2
Sayre, Pennsylvania October 6 – October 9
Charlotte, North Carolina October 20 – October 23
Anahuac, Texas October 27 – October 30
San Antonio, Texas November 3 – November 6
Cabot, Arkansas November 10 – November 13