The City of Blue Springs, Blue Springs Public Art Commission, Blue Springs School District and area businesses and veterans’ organizations have formed a partnership to bring the traveling exhibition of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to Pink Hill Park Thursday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 3.The exhibit will be free to the public and includes a special welcome home to all Vietnam War veterans.
“This famous Vietnam memorial has inspired and healed many people. But not everyone can get to Washington, D.C. to see it. So, we’ve worked for many years to bring it here,” says Eleanor Frasier,chairman of the Public Art Commission. “We invite all Vietnam War veterans to come see The Wall That Heals, and all parents and children to participate in the events to learn about this painful time in America’s history.”
ATK, which operates the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant adjacent to Blue Springs, has agreed to be a lead partner for the event. Mark Hissong, the vice president and general manager, will present a $15,000 check to Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross on Tuesday, June 1, in a special ceremony at 1 p.m. to launch the major fund drive for other sponsorships. That event will be in front of Blue Springs City Hall, 903 W.Main Street.