Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund – The Wall That Heals

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) have partnered again this year to bring The Wall That Heals to communities across America. A 375-foot long replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Wall That Heals honors the nearly eight million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. It bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

“Partnering with TCA enables us to continue our mission to honor and preserve the legacy of The Wall and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War.” – Jim Knotts, CEO of VVMF.

Hoekstra Transportation Hosts Event

TCA Member Hoekstra Transportation was chosen by VVMF to host The Wall That Heals for 2019. The Wall That Heals was on display from June 27-30 in Bourbonnais, Illinois at Perry Farm.

“We consider it a privilege to be chosen by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund as the local sponsor to present The Wall That Heals. It is an honor to bring this to Kankakee County and the surrounding area. We look forward to working with the community to present this significant memorial and use this event as a time for healing, honoring and educating.” – Steve Hoekstra, President of Hoekstra

Special thanks to 2019 carriers:

Baylor Trucking, Inc.

Christenson Transportation Inc.

Dart Transit Company

Diamond Transportation System, Inc.

Halvor Lines, Inc.

Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc.

Hoekstra Transportation, LLC

Jrayl Transport Inc.

MJM Trucking, Inc.

Quality Transport Company

Ralph Smith Company

Regency Transportation, Inc.

Sharp Transportation Inc.

Western Dairy Transport

Wilson Logistics

Z-Line

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Partnership

Since its debut in 1996, more than two million people have visited The Wall That Heals. The mobile education unit has made stops in nearly 400 communities throughout the U.S. and the world, including Ireland and Canada. The Wall That Heals provides an educational experience for local schools and organizations on the history of the Vietnam era and The Wall. Visitors can view photos of service members whose names are found on The Wall, letters and memorabilia left at The Wall in Washington, D.C., a map of Vietnam, and a chronological overview of the conflict.

Following a successful collaboration with Wreaths Across America, TCA is providing the opportunity for its member companies and professional truck drivers to continue a legacy of service, and drive the trailer hauling the exhibit, including The Wall replica and an accompanying mobile education center.

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The Wall That Heals exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The Wall That Heals visits the Town of Wake Forest, North Carolina in May 2019.
The Wall That Heals visits communities across the country for people who may not be able to come to Washington, D.C. to see the actual Wall in person.