News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 724-6077

6/27/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #13-06-27
Subject :

Wall That Heals Comes to Irvine July 18-21
Contact :Public Information Office    949-724-6077
    pio@cityofirvine.org

Shown in conjunction with the Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance, this viewing marks the first time both memorials will appear together


IRVINE, CA (June 27, 2013):  The City of Irvine, in partnership with Vietnam Veterans of America and Vision2Victory, is proud to welcome The Wall That Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and the Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance.  Both memorials will remain open for public viewing 24 hours a day July 18-21 at Woodbridge Community Park, 20 Lake Road, Irvine.

A half-scale replica of the original Memorial that rests in Washington, D.C., The Wall That Heals tours communities throughout the United States, allowing the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist once more among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings.

The Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance memorializes the two million veterans and civilians involved in the Global War on Terror. This is the first time these two memorial walls will appear together.

Exhibits like these would not be possible without the generous support of community members. Donation and volunteer opportunities are listed online at cityofirvine.org/memorialwalls, including honoring a hero with a 3’x5’ flag displayed at the memorials’ Honor Walk of Flags.

Viewing of the memorials is free and open to the public. Special ceremonies are scheduled. For more information, call 949-724-6606 or visit cityofirvine.org/memorialwalls.


Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 231,117, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.

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