MADISON, WISC.—Most walls are made to divide; to keep people out. One wall, however, “The
Wall That Heals,” was made to bring people together in remembrance. This traveling dedication
is a halfscale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Halvor Lines, the
Superior, WIbased trucking and logistics company, was proud to transport this historic and
important tribute from Madison, WI, to West Springfield, Massachusetts.
“As a company with many veterans, we’re always looking for ways to support and honor those
who have served in the military,” said Jon Vinje, CEO of Halvor Lines. “The Wall brings healing
and remembrance to communities around the country, and we’re honored to be a part of that.”
“The Wall That Heals” was built to allow the souls enshrined on its surface to exist once more
among family and friends. It is approximately 250 feet in length, and like the original Memorial is
erected in a chevronshape. Bringing this memorial to communities around the country helps
veterans and families remember in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings, thus
beginning the healing process.
In 2014, Halvor Lines unveiled a Volvo tractortrailer that’s covered on all sides with photos and
artwork honoring veterans. Every year, this truck delivers thousands of wreaths to Arlington
National Cemetery for the Wreaths Across America program. This was the same truck that
Halvor Lines driver Jack Liabraaten used to haul “The Wall That Heals.”
Liabraaten picked up the Wall on Sunday, August 14, and arrived in Massachusetts on
Wednesday, August 17. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) manages “The Wall
That Heals,” and invited Jack to stay with the truck for the event in Massachusetts.
To learn more about “The Wall That Heals” and its journey, visit http://www.vvmf.org/twth.
About Halvor Lines
Halvor Lines is a truckload motor carrier offering dry van, refrigerated, flatbed, specialized and
logistics services. The company was founded in 1968, and currently operates more than 400
power units and more than 1,000 trailers. Halvor Lines integrates modern technology and
latemodel transportation equipment with a great workforce—all the while, winning award after
award for safety, ecofriendly operations and service.
About VVMF’s “The Wall That Heals”
On Veterans Day 1996, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a halfscale
replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to
communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication, “The Wall That Heals” has
visited more than 400 cities and towns throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial's healing
legacy to millions.