Audubon County Tourism is hosting an organizational meeting to bring "The Wall That Heals" to Audubon County Labor Day weekend of this year. Margee Shaffer, Director if the group said "Many volunteers and much planning is needed for this undertaking."
Since 1996, the Wall That Heals has visited more than 350 cities and towns throughout the United States and also has had visited Canada and Ireland, spreading its message to millions. The wall itself is a half scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. and measures approximately 250 feet in length.
The display also includes a traveling museum which is housed in the 53-foot trailer that carries the Wall replica. There is also a 20' by 20' white canvas tent that attaches to the trailer, which serves as an information center.
The display will be set up in Audubon on August 29 and will be open August 30-September 2, with tear-down on September 3. The Wall will be open to the public 24 hours a day while it is in town. The display will coincide with the annual "Audubon County Salutes Its Veterans" event, also held Labor Day weekend and sponsored by Audubon County Tourism. To volunteer or to learn more about this undertaking, Shaffer encourages calls to 712-563-2742. -Audubon County Advocate Journal