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The City of Groveland's Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board is seeking the community's assistance with fundraising to cover expenses associated with bringing "The Wall That Heals", a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the community.

The CRA is asking the community for monetary donations, as well as volunteering at one of the five days the exhibit will be in town from Wednesday, December 7 through Sunday, December 11.

The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Groveland December 7 arriving on city property along Crittenden Street and will be free to the public. The Wall That Heals honors the more than nine million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces during the Vietnam War and its walls bear the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), the organization that built The Wall, wants to give all veterans and their family members all across America an opportunity to see the memorial.

"Taking The Wall That Heals on the road gives thousands more veterans and their family members an opportunity to see The Wall and honor those who have served and sacrificed so much," said Jim Knotts, CEO of VVMF. "It helps veterans from all of America's conflicts to find healing and a powerful connection through their common military experiences."

"The Community Redevelopment Agency is part of the City of Groveland," explained Rodney Lucas, the CRA liaison.

"We create and promote events and activities that help make Groveland's businesses more vibrant, along with featuring downtown Groveland as a center for fun and safe activities for everyone in the community," he added.

"We simply cannot bring this event to the community without the help of our local sponsors. We hope you will consider supporting this fine event, which brings the community together to enjoy some physical activity while raising funds to help citizens see the traveling Vietnam Wall."

For more information go to groveland-fl.gov/397/THE-WALL-THAT-HEALS or call Lucas at 352-429-2141, ext. 225.

Groveland CRA is seeking financial aide for
"The Wall That Heals" Viet Nam Memorial display
The Groveland CRA is bringing "The Wall That Heals" to the city for three days in December. The display is an exact replica of the original. It is intended to give Americans who could not see the original the opportunity to view the mobile version. (Courtesy photo)
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