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The Wall That Heals – Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica
March 30, 2017 - April 2, 2017Cost: Free
Johns Creek, Georgia is honored to host “The Wall That Heals”, a traveling Veterans Memorial replica, March 30th through April 2nd, 2017.
This is the first of only two stops in Georgia that The Wall will make in 2017, and it will be open 24-hours a day and free to the public.
The Wall that Heals
The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces during the Vietnam War and bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
The Wall features a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial found in Washington, D.C. Visitors can also view the mobile education center, filled with photos, letters and memorabilia left at The Wall in D.C.
The Wall will be officially welcomed to Newtown Park, Thursday, March 30th at 10am, by Medal of Honor Recipient Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins, U.S. Army (ret), who will deliver a keynote address. The opening ceremony marks a four-day visit by the 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk
The Wall will be on display steps away from the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk, a world-class memorial located on four acres of a quiet, wooded section of Newtown Park. The Memorial consists of a landscaped, handicap-accessible trail lined with with black granite memorials commemorating every major conflict dating from World War I.
Throughout the weekend, the Johns Creek Veterans Association will be offering personal guided tours of the Memorial Walk. Tours will begin at 2, 4 & 6pm at the Memorial Plaza, March 30th – April 1st.
Are you a veteran planning on staying in Johns Creek to visit the Wall that Heals? The Hyatt Place Johns Creek is extending a special offer for you. Please click the link to learn more & book your stay: https://atlantaduluthjohnscreek.place.hyatt.com/vtwg2017.html
This special visit is made possible by the Knights of Columbus Assembly of St. Brigid Catholic Church, the Johns Creek Veterans Association, and the City of Johns Creek.
Johns Creek Staycation
While you are in Johns Creek, be sure to check-out these other special events happening this weekend.
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve Heritage Tours
The Johns Creek Historical Society & Autrey Mill Nature Preserve Heritage Staff & docents will lead guided tours of the historic Green Store & have WWI and WWII artifacts on display. Tours will take place Saturday 4/1 and Sunday 4/2 at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.
Johns Creek Art Center’s Exhibit Opening
The Johns Creek Arts Center welcomes their latest exhibit “Breaking Ground: Innovations in Printmaking” displaying a wide range of printmaking techniques. All work features printmaking from SCAD students, staff, and alumni. Exhibit is free open to the public, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm & Saturdays 10am-2pm.
The exhibit will officially be welcomed with an opening reception Saturday, April 1st, 6:30-8pm. The event is free, and welcomes all to join the Johns Creek Arts Center for live music and refreshments.