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Editorial: The Wall That Heals

Posted: April 30, 2018 2:41 p.m.
Updated: May 1, 2018 1:00 a.m.

Camden and Kershaw County will host The Wall That Heals starting Wednesday.

For those who do not know, The Wall That Heals is a smaller, portable replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. However, the words “smaller” and “portable” are somewhat relative. The Wall That Heals is actually more than 300 feet long and will be transported by tractor trailer rigs. And when it comes to town, it will have a big escort -- more than 100 veterans riding motorcycles will escort the wall into town; they will meet at the Thunder Tower Harley Davidson in Northeast Columbia, meet up with the trucks in Elgin and escort the wall to Historic Camden.

It’s a very big deal.

More specifically, it is a tremendous honor to be selected as a host site for The Wall That Heals. In fact, Camden is the only location in South Carolina that will have the honor to host the wall this year. It will be open 24/7 from Wednesday until Sunday and we absolutely urge everyone to take a few minutes to go and pay your respects.

We would also like to thank all those responsible for bringing the wall to Camden. This is truly a magnificent honor and we salute all who made it possible.

We also salute veterans of that war, of all our country’s conflicts, and those who have served, continue to serve and will serve.

Most of all, it is with the deepest gratitude and fealty that we salute those men and women whose names are on the wall. You did not make that supreme sacrifice in vain.

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