Air Force veteran and trucker, Steve Huling transported The Wall That Heals last year across the state of Pennsylvania.
“It was amazing,” said Huling. “I was grateful and honoured to be in that truck. Very thankful.” Huling added, “I didn’t expect the pride I had felt, the outpouring of love that was received while we drove by.”
The Wall That Heals is a transportable replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. that changes locations annually thanks to truck drivers like Steve Huling. The exhibit also includes a mobile Education Center that is transported on a 53-foot trailer.
During a recent ceremony in Las Vegas, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund recognized Huling and other members of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) who transported the exhibit.
“Our partnership with TCA allowed us to bring more than 58,000 service members inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial home to hundreds of thousands of visitors in 2018,” said the Director of Outreach for VVMF, Tim Tetz.
Trucking companies are still needed to haul The Wall That Heals in 2019; interested companies can complete an online application via http://www.vvmf.org/haul-the-wall.