WARRENSBURG, Mo. — The “Wall That Heals” better known as the “Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall” replica will be in Warrensburg June 29 to July 2. Amber Clifford, Director of the McClure Archives and University Museum and associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Central Missouri has directed the application process and planning for the wall to come to Warrensburg. Clifford told KMZU News that it was a year long application process and the university was one of 41 locations in the United States where the wall will travel.
We asked Clifford about the process of obtaining the stop in Warrensburg.
On June 28 the wall will travel from Lee’s Summit to Warrensburg, where it will be assembled that day. An opening ceremony will be held at 7:30 a.m. on the June 29 at the University. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. at the Alumni Chapel on the 29th also, this service is open to the public. On June 30 a documentary screening, concerning the Vietnam War, will be held on campus and is open to the public. According to Clifford, the most exciting day will be the activities on July 1. On that day at the University Union from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. there will be a veteran’s “Stand Down.” A “Stand Down” is where veterans can come and receive all the social services available to them in one location at one time.
Clifford said volunteers are still needed for the events. If a person is interested in being a volunteer or wants more information on the events surrounding the “Wall That Heals” coming to Warrensburg, they can email Clifford at [email protected], call 660-543-4649 or go online to www.ucmo.edu.