KEYSER - As members of the Boyce-Houser Post 41 American Legion prepare for the arrival of “The Wall That Heals” in Mineral County in October, they would like to work with area schools to incorporate the display and what it represents into their lesson plans.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - As members of the Boyce-Houser Post 41 American Legion prepare for the arrival of “The Wall That Heals” in Mineral County in October, they would like to work with area schools to incorporate the display and what it represents into their lesson plans.
The Wall That Heals is a three-fourths scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., which travels around the country for those who might not have a chance to see the actual memorial in D.C.
Thanks to the Keyser Legion, it will be on display at the Fort Ashby Fairgrounds Oct. 11-24, 2018.
Recently, Legion member  Frank Roleff spoke to the Mineral County Board of Education about the upcoming display, and shared the hope of his fellow veterans that the display might be used as an opportunity to help Mineral County students learn about those who fought and were lost as a result of the conflict.
He asked that the board set up a liaison to work with the Legion to get the schools involved in the lessons of the wall, and they told him they would be forwarding the information to Scott Staley, director of curriculum and instruction/secondary, and Kelli WIlson, assistant director.
The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War, and bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Wall and Mobile Education Center spreads healing legacy of The Wall in Washington and educates about the impact of the Vietnam War.
 “VVMF is pleased to bring The Wall That Heals mobile exhibit to this area to allow local veterans and their family members a chance to visit The Wall and honor and remember those who have served and sacrificed,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of VVMF. “We hope it provides an opportunity for healing and an educational experience for the whole community on the impact of the Vietnam War on America.”
                Post 41 is in the process of securing sponsors to fund this display and volunteers to work during the visit. Any organization wishing to help may call the Post at 304-788-6629 or email to boycehouser41@gmail.com.
“I encourage the board members to visit this iconic display,” Roleff said.