‘Community Memory Wall’ display will honor NE Wisconsin Vietnam vets

06/01/2023 12:00 AM - 06/04/2023 11:00 PM

CRIVITZ — The Wall that Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is returning to Crivitz and will be on display at the Crivitz Museum grounds, across from the Crivitz High School, June 1-4. The Wall lists the more than 58,000 men and women who were killed in Vietnam, including more than 100 names from northeast Wisconsin.

The 53-foot trailer that carries The Wall That Heals transforms to become a mobile Education Center. The exterior of the trailer features a timeline of “The War and The Wall” and provides additional information about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. The trailer includes numerous displays, including Hometown Heroes, photos of service members on The Wall who list their home of record from the local area. It also includes the In Memory Honor Roll, photos of local Vietnam veterans who returned home and later died as a result of their service. The names displayed as part of the Education Center will be those service members or veterans who list their official home of record within 50 miles of Crivitz and are provided by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund organization.

In an effort to extend an opportunity to families from across northeast Wisconsin and Upper Michigan who would like to honor the memory of their loved one, the Crivitz The Wall That Heals Committee is establishing a Community Memory Wall. This display would be separate from the names displayed on the mobile Education Center.

“A visit to The Wall is a highly emotional experience. We want to create a place where family members and friends from the region can honor their loved one and put faces with the names of those who have died as a result of their service in Vietnam,” said Rebecca Deschane, co-chair of The Wall That Heals Committee in Crivitz. “The Community Memory Wall is another small way to pay tribute to Vietnam veterans and ensure their legacy of service and sacrifice is not forgotten.”

To submit the name of a Vietnam veteran for the Community Memory Wall, please provide:

• The veteran’s full name

• Photo (can be from time of service or more recent)

• When and where they served

• Branch of service

Community Memory Wall names should be submitted no later than May 24. They can be shared via email to kdeschane@vocwi.com or people may call Kaitlin at (715) 927-0241 if they have questions or need more information.

The Wall That Heals is free to attend and is open 24 hours a day, rain or shine. Crivitz is one of 31 communities to host The Wall as it travels across the nation, offering a local opportunity to honor the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

If you would like to volunteer while The Wall is in Crivitz, please visit www.villageofcirivitz.com/twth to learn more about the various volunteer opportunities and ways you can donate to help bring The Wall to Crivitz.


400 South Street

Crivitz , Wisconsin 54114

Contact Information:

Kaitlin Deschane


(715) 927-0241