The wall that heals – San Luis Obispo
The Wall That Heals is coming to San Luis Obispo County in California from March 16 – March 19, 2023 at the Madonna Inn Meadows. This exhibit, hosted by the County of San Luis Obispo Veteran Services Office and the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum, in partnership with the Madonna Inn and Legacy Village, brings the official three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Washington, D.C. and mobile education center to San Luis Obispo County.
Thursday, March 16, 2023 through
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Madonna Inn Meadows
120 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
March 16 – March 19, 2023
Open to the public 24 hours a day; Closing 3/19 at 2pm
All ages welcomed.
Tuesday 3/14 – Escort Procession down HWY 101
Thursday 3/16 – Opening Ceremony at 10:00 AM
Sunday 3/19 – Closing Ceremony at 1:30 PM; Wall closes 2:00 PM
*See EVENT SCHEDULE module below for a full schedule of events by day
The exhibit offers a somber and reflective environment and includes a mobile Education Center for visitors.
What is The Wall That Heals?
It is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., that travels across the country. The exhibit honors the more than 3 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War and bears the names of the 58,281 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.
Photos of service members on The Wall from San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, and Monterey County
In Memory Honor Roll
Photos of Vietnam veterans from California, who returned from Vietnam but have died since, honored through VVMF’s In Memory program. Submit your loved ones information by 2/16/23 to have their profile included in The Wall That Heals – San Luis Obispo. Visit https://www.vvmf.org/In-Memory-Program/
The Gold Star Bike
Donated in 2012, it pays tribute to the mothers who lost sons to the Vietnam War.
Left at The Wall
A display of items representative of those left at The Wall in Washington, D.C.
Directory & Kiosk
Search for names using VVMF’s Wall of Faces on the kiosk or paper directories.
Volunteer at The Wall
We are looking for volunteers to help with assisting visitors and setting up and breaking down the exhibit. If you’re interested in donating your time, please sign up today. Thank you.