May 21, 2020
The City of Johns Creek opens The Wall That Heals on Friday, May 22, just in time for Memorial Day.
Opening to the public for the first time, The Wall That Heals is a a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honoring the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
While the memorial is opening to the public on Friday, the city is planning a future celebratory memorial event at a time when health, safety, and crowd restrictions permit larger gathering opportunities. Please watch for future announcements from the city on a forthcoming event celebration.
The Wall That Heals was previously a traveling memorial and made a week-long visit in Johns Creek in 2017. In 2018, the City of Johns Creek announced the permanent home for the replica will be inside the Veterans Memorial Walk inside Newtown Park.
The installation of the Wall would not have been possible without the generosity of donors and volunteers who shared their time, money, and services, with the common goal of creating a memorable and enduring Wall that Heals exhibit. These include: the Johns Creek Veterans Association, Johns Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau, Charity Guild of Johns Creek, Development Authority of Fulton County, Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Jacobs Engineering, James Bell, John and Cori Davenport, John Bucket, B.L. Mullinax Nursery, Marjorie Greene and Taylor Construction, Leadership Johns Creek, Render Freeman, Sawnee EMC, UPS Foundation, and the Wells Fargo Foundation.
Due to COVID-19, the City of Johns Creek encourages park visitors to follow social distancing guidelines when visiting The Wall That Heals.