TCA and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Partner for Sixth Year to Bring “The Wall That Heals” to Communities


2021 The Wall That Heals Tour Schedule Announced

Alexandria, Virginia:

For the sixth year, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is honored to continue its partnership with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF).

In 2015, TCA carrier members began hauling “The Wall That Heals,” an exhibit which includes a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, to communities nationwide. The exhibit honors more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

“Partnering with TCA enables us to continue our mission to honor and preserve the legacy of The Wall That Heals and educate all generations about the impact of the Vietnam War,” says VVMF Chief Executive Officer Jim Knotts.

Each year a TCA for-hire member is selected to host a sponsored stop, courtesy of VVMF. The organizations are eager to share that announcement once able.

TCA encourages its member companies to support the effort; those interested in transporting The Wall That Heals can visit for more information.

Each year, VVMF receives more applications to host the exhibit than can be accommodated. For the 2021 tour schedule, preferential consideration was given to cancelled sites from the 2020 tour that reapplied for 2021. Some 2020 hosts elected to apply for a date in a future year. The Wall That Heals 2021 Tour dates include:

  • New Bern, North Carolina April 8 – April 11
  • Charlotte, North Carolina April 15 – April 18
  • Ocean Pines, Maryland April 22 – April 25
  • Garner, North Carolina April 29 – May 2
  • Grundy, Virginia May 6 – May 9
  • Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania May 13 – May 16
  • Columbus, Ohio May 28 – May 31
  • Franklin, Indiana June 3 – June 6
  • Harrison, Ohio June 10 – June 13
  • Champlain, New York  June 24 – June 27
  • Townsend, Massachusetts July 1 – July 4
  • Nahant, Massachusetts July 15 – July 18
  • Tonawanda, New York July 22 – July 25
  • Athens, Ohio July 29 – August 1
  • Clinton Township, Michigan August 5 – August 8
  • Riverview, Michigan August 12 – August 15
  • Rice, Minnesota August 19 – August 22
  • Marysville, Kansas August 26 – August 31
  • Brighton, Colorado September 2 – September 5
  • Farmington, New Mexico September 9 – September 12
  • Blackfoot, Idaho September 16 – September 19
  • Longview, Washington September 23 – September 26
  • La Pine, Oregon September 30 – October 3
  • Corona, California October 7 – October 10
  • Bullhead City, Arizona October 21 – October 24
  • Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona October 28 – October 31
  • Sulphur Springs, Texas November 4 – November 7
  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee November 11 – November 14

VVMF will work closely with each community to make certain that community health and safety protocols are met. Communities will have to permit gatherings of 250 or more people. Volunteers will be required to wear masks. Visitors will be encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing to safeguard the staff, volunteers, and other visitors.

“Nothing is more important to VVMF than the health and well-being of our Vietnam veterans and their families. We will work to provide the best visitor experience while keeping the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors at top of mind,” said Knotts.


Listen to Recent Segment

On Veteran’s Day of 2020, VVMF’s Director of Outreach Tim Tetz was a guest on TCA’s Radio Nemo Show segment “Load ’em Up, Move ’em Out.” Listen as he shares the relationship with TCA and its members, the importance of the mobile education center, and more.