Vietnam Memorial - The Wall That Heals

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., draws millions of visitors each year who come to pay emotional tributes to the men and women who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. So it is with the four replicas of the Vietnam Wall, which tour the nation, giving citizens who cannot travel to Washington the opportunity to pay their respects.

Lander University will host one of the four memorials, "The Wall That Heals," which will be on display on the university campus in Greenwood, Sept. 8-11, to coincide with the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Several civilian and military dignitaries will take part in ceremonies on Sunday, Sept. 11, beginning with a wreath placing at the Wall at 1:30 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. in Lander's ampitheatre, recognition will be paid to veterans, police officers, firefighters and first responders, followed by the dedication of a Hall of Heroes.

The display of the Wall will conclude with a one-hour candlelight vigil at 11 p.m. on Sunday.

Opening Ceremony Video