Replica of the Vietnam Memorial Comes to Temecula, October 9-13
Winchester, Calif. – Local nonprofit organization Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV), is proud to join other local sponsors to present a visit by The Moving Wall, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial, which will be on display at Sam Hicks Monument Park in Temecula, Calif. from October 9-13. HHV delivers arts and crafts kits to members of the military and U.S. veterans to support their recovery and rehabilitation. Sponsorship of The Moving Wall is a testament of HHV’s commitment to supporting programs that benefit veterans and HHV will be on site October 11-12 from 12-6 p.m. to present HHV’s commemorative craft kit “Three Fighting Men” to veterans.
The Moving Wall first went on display in October 1984, and since then has visited 1,326 communities across the United States. A visit to The Moving Wall provides an opportunity for veterans and their families to begin, or continue, the healing process. For many, this may be the closest they will ever be to the actual Vietnam Memorial.
“HHV is proud to help bring The Moving Wall to Temecula,” said HHV Chairman of the Board, Judge John M. Meagher. “HHV’s national headquarters is located in this area and we are proud to be part of this important event. As a Vietnam veteran myself, I fully understand the impact The Moving Wall can have on veterans.”
HHV was created in 1971, following a visit with a group of wounded servicemen at a military hospital. A young serviceman requested something to do with his hands during the long process of recuperation. Soon after, HHV began delivering arts and crafts kits to members of the military and U.S. veterans. To date, HHV has donated more than 29 million therapeutic arts and craft kits to support their recovery and rehabilitation.
The Moving Wall will be on display from October 9-13 at Sam Hicks Monument Park located at 41970 Moreno Road. The display is open for visitors 24 hours a day. For more information about the wall, please visit www.TheMovingWall2014.com.
HHV is an official partner of the Department of Defense’ 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemorative Program. For more information, please contact HHV at (951) 926-4500, or visit www.HHV.org.