Post Meeting Ride - The Wall That Heals - Lake Pleasant

Event date: 
Sat, 04/13/2024 - 11:30am

Following our April Chapter meeting, we'll ride to Lake Pleasant to check out the travelling Wall That Heals exhibit.

We'll stop for lunch along the way at Wild Horse West (Carefree Hwy & Lake Pleasnt Pkwy) prior to the ride out to the exhibit.  NOTE:  **Wild Horse only takes CASH**

Ray Prather will lead the ride to Wild Horse West.  KSU at 11:30 from HDOS.


The Wall That Heals exhibit features a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The replica is 375 feet in length and stands 7.5 feet high at its tallest point. Visitors experience The Wall rising above them as they walk towards the apex, a key feature of the design of The Wall in D.C.
Like the original Memorial, The Wall That Heals is erected in a chevron-shape and visitors can do name rubbings of individual service member’s names on The Wall. The replica is constructed of Avonite, a synthetic granite, and its 140 numbered panels are supported by an aluminum frame. Machine engraving of the more than 58,000 names along with modern LED lighting provide readability of The Wall day and night.

As on The Wall, the names on The Wall That Heals are listed by day of casualty.  Beginning at the center/apex, the names start on the East Wall (right-hand side) working their way out to the end of that wing, picking up again at the far end of the West Wall (left-hand side) and working their way back in to the center/apex, joining the beginning and end of the conflict at the center.

Event location:
Lake Pleasant Harbor
Peoria AZ

Closed Event: Chapter activities are conducted primarily for the benefit of H.O.G. Chapter members. Closed Events are those events open to Chapter members and one guest per member.  All guests must sign an event release. Be aware, all rides and events are subject to change or cancellation due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Event Coordinator: 
Ray Prather