FORT ASHBY - While the Wall That Heals is a sight to be remembered, its entrance into Mineral County is also going to be an important part of history as a police and motorcycle escort will bring the display through Keyser and on to the Mineral County Fairgrounds.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
FORT ASHBY - While the Wall That Heals is a sight to be remembered, its entrance into Mineral County is also going to be an important part of history as a police and motorcycle escort will bring the display through Keyser and on to the Mineral County Fairgrounds.
The new Wall That Heals exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and a mobile education center that gives visitors a better understanding of The Wall and the impact of the Vietnam War.
“This one has never been to West Virginia,” said Frank Roleff of Boyce Houser American Legion Post 41, which is hosting the visit.
The wall’s first stop in West Virginia is Mineral County and residents are urged to be a part of this historic event.
Law enforcement and the expected 75-100 motorcycles escorting the Truckload Carrier’s Association as they bring replica and educational displays will meet at the Country Club Mall on Oct. 9, with the caravan set to come through Keyser around 2:30 p.m. as it travels Route 46 to the fairgrounds, with an expected arrival time of 3 p.m.
Once set up, the wall will be open 24 hours a day from 4 p.m. Oct. 10 to 2 p.m., Oct. 14.
The Wall That Heals replica is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. Visitors experience The Wall rising above them as they walk towards the apex, a key feature of the design of The Wall in D.C.
Based in Arlington, Virginia, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund VVMF is the nonprofit organization dedicated to all who served with the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War.
Incorporated by a group of veterans, the organization sought recognition from the American people for those who served in the war and VVMF continues to preserve the legacy of The Wall, promoting healing and education.