The Wall That Heals, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Wall and
Mobile Education Center, Provided Healing and Learning Opportunity in
COSTA MESA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NuVision,
a trusted credit union with over 80 years of serving the residents of
Southern California, was a proud sponsor of The Wall That Heals
which was featured in Costa Mesa, Calif., at Balearic/Estancia Park from
April 11-14, 2019. The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale
replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and it
also brings a mobile Education Center to help visitors learn more about
this important exhibit.
The replica stands 375 feet high and contains more than 58,000 names of
soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veterans
Memorial Fund (VVMF) organized the exhibition and the Freedom Committee
of Orange County offered docents to answer questions and talk about this
turbulent time in America’s history. The Wall That Heals was
available for viewing 24 hours a day to all Southern California
residents while in Costa Mesa, and included an Honor Ceremony on
Saturday, April 13, and a Closing Ceremony on Sunday, April 14.
NuVision was pleased to be a local sponsor of the event, with funds
contributing to the costs of the exhibit including staffing and other
necessities such as meals, snacks and beverages for volunteers, rental
of chairs, tables, portable heaters, as well as military fly-overs and a
bagpiper at the opening and closing ceremonies.
“We were so pleased to have been able to contribute to this important
and educational exhibit for the community,” said NuVision Vice President
of Marketing Tom Sweet. “The Wall That Heals is an incredible
memorial that honors the memories of our fallen soldiers and contributes
to the healing and education around darker times from U.S. history.”
Featured speakers included Vietnam veterans retired Maj. Gen William J.
Mall, USAF, and retired Sgt. Frank Orzio, USMC, Purple Heart recipient.
There were approximately 250 visitors throughout the four-day memorial.
Digital photos of “Hometown Heroes,” service members whose names are on
the wall and were from the Orange County area, were a touching tribute
to local families who lost loved ones in service. This will be the first
time that the wall was hosted by Costa Mesa, and it’s been a decade
since The Wall That Heals was last in Orange County when it was
hosted in Newport Beach, Calif.
About NuVision Federal Credit Union:
NuVision Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution
with 14 branches located in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and Arizona
and assets of approximately $1.3 billion. Headquartered in Huntington
Beach, Calif., NuVision was founded in 1935 to serve employees of
Douglas Aircraft Company. It continues to serve aerospace employees from
Boeing, employees of Sempra Energy/The Gas Company, and employees of
Tesoro with a total of more than 87,000 members primarily in Los Angeles
and Orange Counties. For more information, visit www.nuvisionfederal.org.
Leslie Licano, Beyond Fifteen Communications,
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