This 30-minute documentary explores the contributions North Carolina made to the war in Vietnam, as told through the eyes of six service members who died in the conflict, as well as the impact it had on survivors. The project was produced in conjunction with The Wall That Heals, a traveling three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that will visit two North Carolina communities in 2022. Of the 58,000 Americans who died in Vietnam, more than 1,600 men and one woman hailed from North Carolina.
The film features an all-star lineup of narrators, including Joe Mantegna, Scotty McCreery, Beth Leavel, Sharon Lawrence, and John Tesh.
The documentary was made with the support of the NC Museum of History, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, and the USMC’s 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band. Financial support was provided by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the National Endowment of the Arts.
The Wall That Heals is coming to Garner’s Lake Benson Park on March 31 through April 3, 2022. The exhibit, hosted by Show N Tell Ministries and the Town of Garner, is the preeminent traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Wall is a 3/4 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and travels with a mobile education center. Learn more at thewallthathealsgarnernc.org.