The Hopkins County Veterans Memorial Committee, the Sulphur Springs Independent School District, and the City of Sulphur Springs have joined efforts to honor Vietnam Veterans by co-hosting a site visit for The Wall That Heals coming to Hopkins County, Texas November 4-7, 2021. The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., measuring 375’ long and 7.5’ tall at its apex. Etched in The Wall’s granite panels, are the names of over 58,000 men and women who sacrificed their lives serving overseas during the Vietnam War.
On Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, The Wall That Heals will arrive at the Sulphur Springs High School Track in a Semi Truck, escorted by Patriot Guard Riders, Christian Biker Club Riders, Law Enforcement, and Fire Department from a predetermined rendezvous site.
On Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, Volunteers will erect The Wall That Heals and the Mobile Education Center at the Sulphur Springs High School Track, 1210 Houston St, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. It will be open for Visitors, 24 hours a day Thursday, November 4 through Sunday, November 7 closing Sunday at 2:00pm. There is no cost to visit The Wall That Heals
The Hopkins County Veterans Committee has long desired to bring The Wall That Heals to Sulphur Springs in order to honor our area’s surviving Vietnam Veterans, to remember the eleven men from Hopkins County who died in Vietnam and are engraved on The Wall’s granite panels, to educate our students on the historical facts of Vietnam War and the controversy surrounding it, and to finally welcome home America’s Vietnam Veterans the way they should have been. The Wall That Heals Hopkins County Committee is the collaborative effort of many individuals in various capacities to accomplish these goals.
The $10,000 cost for hosting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Wall That Heals has been donated by Mrs. Carol Gunn Vernon, resident of Sulphur Springs, Texas in loving memory of her family members that served in the Armed Forces. The HC Veterans Memorial Committee thanks Mrs. Vernon for her generosity and patriotism, and remembers her loved ones for their service to our Nation: Thomas W. Boyd, USAF (Korea and Vietnam); L.Z Arnold, USAAC (WWII); and Roy T. Arnold, USA (WWII).
THE WALL THAT HEALS HOPKINS COUNTY will roll into Sulphur Springs, Texas on TUES., NOV. 2ND escorted by Patriot Guard Riders, Motorcycle Club Riders, Law Enforcement and Fire Department Personnel. The Semi and Trailer will travel I-30 Eastbound to Exit 127, turning west down Jefferson Street, and cross the Sulphur Springs Downtown Plaza between 1:45-2:00pm, turning west down Connally Street. Citizens are encouraged to assemble on the Plaza and line the streets of the route to WELCOME HOME AMERICA'S VIETNAM VETERANS and THE WALL THAT HEALS! Flag waving, cheering, and clapping are encouraged!See Route
Volunteers are a crucial part of The Wall That Heals experience for visitors and knowing what to do is important. TWTH Staff will conduct a mandatory and informative training session for all those individuals volunteering to assist/attend at The Wall or work in the Command Post.Read More
Among the log cabins, members in period costume will demonstrate early American skills such as butter churning, soap making, tin punch, candle making, tomahawk throwing, pottery making, archery, blacksmithing, and grist mill operation. Other historic buildings in Heritage Park will be open, including the Chapel, General Store, Fire Station, Train Station, the first brick home built in Sulphur Springs, and the first Log School in Hopkins County. Click here for more informationOr visit the Museum and Heritage Park Facebook page Read More
The Parade will begin at Buford Park at 3:45pm, continue down Connally St., turn left onto Jefferson Street passing the downtown Square, and ending at New Beginnings Fellowship Church. Make plans to attend the parade and Welcome Home America's Vietnam Veterans! If you would like to participate, please click here!Read More
Make plans to visit Hopkins County Museum and Heritage Park Nov. 4-6th, 9:00-4:30pm, as Lt. Dolifka of Texas Parks and Wildlife presents the Buffalo Soldiers Program to visitors. Admission is Free! For more information, click here to visit their website!Read More
Volunteers are a crucial part of The Wall That Heals experience for visitors that will travel to Sulphur Springs to see it. Our goal is for each Visitor to come away with great memories of the entire exhibit; and a very real understanding of the Vietnam War and its impact on the men and women who served, their friends and families, and our Nation. Our most important objective is that every Vietnam Veteran that visits this Memorial while in our community feels an appreciation for their service and sacrifice and experiences true healing for a deep and long-standing pain.
The Wall That Heals will be staffed with Volunteers around the clock for the duration it is in our care here in Sulphur Springs. There will be many visitors from all over the state and country, including students coming from the local and area school districts. You will be issued a yellow reflective vest to identify you while assisting and attending at The Wall, or manning the Command Post where Volunteer Hospitality and the First Aid Station are housed. You will be asked to attend a short Volunteer training on Wednesday, Nov. 3rd at the site, 5:30-6:00pm. Wherever you decide to volunteer, we are hopeful that your experience is personally rewarding.
To sign up for a four-hour shift, please choose your preferred Volunteer activity and click the appropriate link below.
To Volunteer to Attend and Assist at The Wall That Heals, please click on the link and follow sign up instructions in your preferred date/time slot:
To Volunteer in the COMMAND POST, please click on the link and follow sign up instructions in your preferred date/time slot:
Dear Community Member,
It is with great honor and pride that the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial in partnership with the Sulphur Springs I.S.D. and City of Sulphur Springs will host THE WALL THAT HEALS on November 4-7, 2021 at the Sulphur Springs High School Track. The three-quarter sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., along with a Mobile Education Center, will arrive in Sulphur Springs on Tues., Nov. 2nd escorted by Patriot Guard Riders, Law Enforcement, and Fire Department Personnel, and will be welcomed by Citizens participating in a Yellow Ribbon & Banner Campaign. This year 2021 has been nationally designated as the year to “Welcome Home America’s Vietnam Veterans”. We are hopeful that you will help us do this very thing – in the way only Hopkins County, Texas can!
Below are the links for Hopkins County to sponsor The Wall That Heals and participate in The Yellow Ribbon Campaign. For more information and volunteer opportunities, please see:
Facebook: The Wall That Heals, Sulphur Springs, TX
COMMUNITY SPONSOR FORM:
PREMIUM SPONSOR FORM:
$15,000 Diamond Sponsor
Carol Gunn Vernon
$5,000 Platinum Sponsor
GSC Enterprises, The Mckenzie Family
W.T. Allison, II
$1,000 Silver Sponsor
Kay & Ene Ashcroft
Wanda & Wayne Galyean
Mary & Mike Mcclendon
West Oaks Funeral Home
Biisco, Frank Pope
$500 Bronze Sponsor
Love's Truck Stop
Rita & Johnny Rushin
Robbie & Robert Newsom
Wildcat Package, $350
Mary & Howard Pattberg
Basic Gold Package, $275
Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe
Blue Package, $200
Capt. David Philips Chapter, Daughters of The American Revolution
Enola Gay Mathews
Black Package, $125
North East Texas Janitorial Supply
Pam & Mike Elliott
Mary & Howard Pattberg
Mary & Howard Pattberg
White Package, $50
Marlene's Sass & Class
KSST Radio, 1230am
Star Country, 95.9fm
Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe
Slaughter's BBQ Oasis
Jay Hodge Chevrolet
Chad's Media/Front Porch News
KGYL Radio 105.9fm/1400am
The Coyote 93.5fm
Fix & Feed, Sulphur Springs