The Wall That Heals was in Manitowoc this weekend and Adopt-A-Soldier Door County helped pay the way for Vietnam Veterans to take part in the events. The Wall That Heals is a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in DC. The veterans left by bus at 10 AM Saturday and returned just after four that afternoon. American Legion Post 72 Commander Deb Logerquist made the trip to honor her late father who succumbed to the effects of Agent Orange five years ago. She said the surprises were touching including mail call featuring letters written to the veterans by Sturgeon Bay school kids. Logerquist says The Wall That Heals is as moving as its counterpart on the National Mall.
On the way home the Door County Sheriff's Department provided an escort for the bus from the county line until it pulled into the parking lot at the ADRC on N. 14th Street in Sturgeon Bay. To finally get appreciation from home moved many veterans on the trip to tears.