The City of La Habra and American Legion Post 267, La Habra will host the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Wall that Heals at La Habra High School Football Stadium Thursday, July 11, 2013 through Sunday, July 14, 2013. The Wall that Heals is a half-size replica of the original Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial. An effort was initiated in 2010 to bring the Wall to La Habra, and in early January we received a call from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Foundation letting us know that our request was approved.
Raul Luna, Chairman of the event’s Executive Committee, worked with City staff to form seven committees that will organize and manage activities scheduled during the Wall’s stay. The process began in February and will continue through the exhibit. The City is still looking for volunteers and sponsors to help make this a memorable community event. The primary goal is to memorialize those who made the ultimate sacrifice, recognize those who served in the armed forces, and educate the community about patriotism through our committees, sponsors and special ceremonies. Continue reading