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The Wall Brought History, Humbleness, and Healing

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Wall That Heals rolled into Mena on Wednesday, March 22, and had thousands of visitors visit to pay homage to the soldiers who gave all during the Vietnam War. Head organizer Linda Johnson said 7,000 signed in during The Wall’s stay in Mena and said that many “started their healing process.” The Wall That Heals ...

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The Wall That Heals Arrives Wednesday

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Wall That Heals will arrive Wednesday morning, March 22, after being escorted by a band of motorcyclists from Waldron to Mena. The Wall is expected to come into town around 11 a.m. on Highway 71. Citizens are encouraged to line the streets with flags and wave them in honor of the names of Vietnam Veterans ...

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Mayor Signs Proclamation for The Wall That Heals

BY MELANIE BUCK – A proclamation signing was held at Mena City Hall on Thursday, March 9, 2017 for The Wall That Heals. Mayor George McKee signed the proclamation declaring the week of March 20-27, 2017 as the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Week. The proclamation states in part, “Whereas millions of Americans demonstrated their patriotic commitment in the Vietnam War; ...

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Community Rallies to Bring “The Wall that Heals” to Mena

BY MELANIE BUCK – Organizers have been working for months to bring The Wall That Heals to Mena and their labors have almost come to fruition, and with that, will bring a monument to the community that is only being displayed in 40 cities across the nation in 2017. The Wall That Heals is a traveling replica of the Vietnam ...

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Mena Emblem Club Donates to The Wall that Heals

Mena Emblem Club member Lena White, presented a check to Denie Westphal, of the Veteran’s Service Office, on behalf of the Mena Emblem Club. The donation is for The Wall That Heals that is coming to Mena March 23 – 26.

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Fundraiser Being held to Bring in The Wall That Heals

BY MELANIE BUCK – “The Wall That Heals,” a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington, D.C., is making its way to Mena, thanks to the efforts of local veterans and donations from businesses and community members. The half-scale replica was designed to travel to communities across the nation to spread the Memorial’s healing legacy and is accompanied ...

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The “Wall That Heals” is Coming to Mena

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena has been selected as the eighth stop in a tour of more than 40 cities across the United States in 2017 to host “The Wall That Heals,” a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. The half-scale replica was designed to travel to communities across the nation to spread the Memorial’s healing ...

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