The Wall That Heals

By: Laura Rogers Email
By: Laura Rogers Email

It's called "The Wall That Heals" and it's the monument that pays homage to the thousands of men and women who lost their lives in the Vietnam War.

For Vietnam veteran Gary Phelps, it's an honor that The Wall, though a mere replica of the official memorial in our nation's capital, is right here in Franklin, Ky.

"I've got 11 men that I served with in Vietnam, that's on that wall, that was killed over there," Phelps said.

"I think it's wonderful. I think it's a long time overdue, you know. The Vietnam War was not handled properly after we returned and stuff, but people are trying to mend and heal. It's making progress and stuff like this needs to happen to get over it and get on with it - with life," Phelps said.

The memorial is particularly touching and timely for most, as they reflect on the men and women who continue to fight for our country.

"Anybody that'll sacrifice their life for our country, that's putting it all down there," Phelps said. "It's really hard. It brings back a lot of old memories."


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