Vietnam Veterans Commemoration 2013

The Wall That Heals, 

March 26-29, 2013

Ohio History Center
800 E. 17th Ave. 
Columbus, OH 43211

The Ohio History Center in Columbus will host The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the original memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall That Heals is part of the first state-level commemoration of Vietnam Veterans Day in Ohio after Governor John Kasich signed Vietnam Veterans Day, officially March 30, into law in 2012. 

From Tuesday, March 26 to Friday, March 29:

  • The Wall That Heals will be open 24 hours a day and admission is free. 
  • The Ohio History Center Museum will be free and open to the public, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • See below for the daily schedule of events.

For more information on the Vietnam Veterans Commemoration, please visit the Department of Veterans Services website by clicking here.  

 

Thank-A-Veteran Project:

Help us say "thank you" by writing a letter of thanks to Vietnam veterans. Letters will be hand-delivered to veterans who visit The Wall That Heals. Please send letters by March 21 to the following address: 

Vietnam Veterans
c/o Ohio History Center
800 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211


Daily Schedule of Events

 Tuesday, March 26

  • All day: Special exhibits
    Location: Statehouse Museum Gallery, Ohio History Center, Motts Military Museum (Groveport, OH)
  • All day: The Wall That Heals
    Location: Ohio History Center
  • 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Opening ceremony
    Location: Ohio History Center
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., plus: 30-minute Q and A
    Panel discussion of both combat and support veterans who will describe their experiences in the war.
    Location: Ohio History Center
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Veterans history project
    Living history interviews of veterans.
    Location: Ohio History Center

Wednesday, March 27

  • All day: Special exhibits
    Location: Statehouse Museum Gallery, Ohio History Center, Motts Military Museum (Groveport, OH)
  • All day: The Wall That Heals
    Location: Ohio History Center
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., plus: 30-minute Q and A
    Second panel discussion takes place, focusing on the Vietnam POW experience.
    Location: Ohio History Center
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., plus: 30-minute Q and A
    Third panel discussion takes place, focusing on the women veterans’ experience.
    Location: Ohio History Center
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Veterans history project
    Living history interviews of veterans.
    Location: Ohio History Center
  • 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Evening reception
    Reception dinner (cost TBD) and guest speakers.
    Location: Ohio Statehouse Atrium

Thursday, March 28

  • All day: Special exhibits
    Location: Statehouse Museum Gallery, Ohio Historical Society, Motts Military Museum (Groveport, OH)
  • All day: The Wall That Heals
    Location: Ohio History Center
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., plus: 30 minute Q and A
    Final panel discussion, focused on the aftermath of Vietnam.
    Location: Ohio History Center
  • 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Closing ceremony
    Location: Statehouse Museum Gallery

Friday, March 29

  • All day: The Wall That Heals
    Location: Ohio History Center
  • 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Retiring The Wall That Heals
    Location: Ohio History Center