THE WALL THAT HEALS coming to Elgin

The-Wall-That-Heals-photo-2-300x199The Wall That Heals

Open to the public
September 19 – 22
Civic Center Plaza
150 Dexter Court, Elgin 60120
Located between the Hemmens Cultural Center and Elgin City Hall

The Wall That Heals provided by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is a half-scale replica of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to preserve the legacy of The Wall, promote healing and educate about the impact of the Vietnam War. It is the most fitting and recognized tribute to the fallen of the Vietnam War. The Wall is open to the public all day and night from September 19-22. Events are as follows:

Tuesday, September 17             Motorcade Escort departing Trout Park at 1:15pm

Thursday, September 19           10 am – Opening Ceremony & Presentation of Colors. Open all day and night.

Friday, September 20                7 pm – POW/MIA Ceremony and Candlelight Vigil. Sponsored by Chase Bank. Open all day and night.

On Site Services for All Veterans: The Mobile Vet Center of the Department of Veterans Affairs
September 19-21   10am-6pm
September 22        10am-4pm

The Hines Veterans Mobile Medical Unit
September 21        10am-6pm
September 22         7am-4pm

Sunday, September 22              4 pm – Closing Ceremony & Presentation of colors. Open all day until 4 pm.


Group Booking is available, ADA compliant.

Click here to schedule a group visit to The Wall That Heals on September 19, 20, 21 & 22.


For more information, if you would like to honor a veteran or if you would like to be involved, contact The Big Read Coordinator Hector Ocampo at 847-608-4673 or email