Episode 2583 – The Wall that Heals visited Brownstown, Indiana

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Vietnam Veteran Lee p. McCory of Browdstown and his wife, Jill McCory, look at the Wall That Heals on Thursday morning at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Brownstown. [Zack Spicer/The Tribune]

Episode 2583 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the appearance of the Wall that Heals at Brownstown, Indiana. The featured story appeared on The Tribune of Seymour, Indiana and was titled: Vietnam Veterans Memorial traveling replica on display through Sunday. It was submitted by Zach Spicer [zspicer@tribtown.com or 812-523-7080].

The Wall that Heals began an appearance at Brownstown on Thursday, August 10, 2023. Vietnam Vet Lee P. McCory of Brownstown visited the Wall and said: “It just irritated me to see young people that weren’t drafted that needed to get into the service, but no, they desert and go to Canada and live in Canada until the war is over.”

The ceremony was opened by Vietnam veteran Gary Dyer. He opened with a prayer, declaring the area of the replica wall holy ground. He said “It’s not just a field, but I declare it today to be holy ground and those that come upon it in reverence know that wall is stained with the tears of many today.”

Dyer added this: “It’s all about the heroes on the wall. Some of us got medals, some of us get a lot of recognition, but those guys paid the price so I could stand here today and talk about that. I’ve got a lot of good friends on that wall through the Tet Offensive. If you survived ‘68, you survived something.” He said he survived by the grace of God.

Seymour Mayor Matt Nicholson, declared Thursday The Wall That Heals Day. He said The Wall That Heals was unveiled on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 1996, by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, designed to travel throughout the United States to allow people to experience the monument in the peace and comfort of their own communities.

They can do name rubbings on the wall, experience the mobile education center and see items that have been left behind at the wall over the years and a replica of the In Memory plaque.

The program closed with proclamations from Jackson County Commissioner Matt Reedy, declaring Thursday a day of honor to recognize local and nationwide Vietnam veterans, and Seymour Mayor Matt Nicholson.

Listen to episode 2583 and discover more about the appearance of the Wall that Heals at Brownstown, Indiana.

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