‘The Wall That Heals’ brings a peace to many Vietnam War veterans and families in Menifee

US Navy Vietnam veteran James Coulston points at the name of a loved one on The Wall That Heals Vietnam War traveling memorial during its exhibit at Miller Jones Menifee Memorial Park, April 8. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
“The Wall That Heals” brought many veterans and local families who lost their loved ones in the Vietnam War to see the names on the memorial at the Miller-Jones Menifee Memorial Park and Mortuary, April 5-9. There were many tears shed and hugs made for the lost Vietnam War soldiers’ families and friends.For many Vietnam War veterans, the time at the Wall brought back many memories of their fellow soldiers and Marines who lost their lives in the long conflict. Many found solace knowing their fallen friends would always be remembered on the Wall with the respect that some from former generations did not bestow. One Vietnam vet at the Wall remembered when he came back from the war, he dared not wear his uniform or he would have to face protestors’ taunts and jeers.Dennis Bless
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