When the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's (VVMF) traveling replica of The Wall, called “The Wall That Heals,” begins its 2009 tour, it will be transported by a new, high-end tractor that was donated by New Century Transportation of Westhampton, NJ.

“The Wall That Heals,” which has visited more than 300 towns in the U.S. since 1996, is the only traveling replica of The Wall — the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC — that includes a rolling museum.

Once the replica of The Wall, carried in the trailer, is unloaded and installed on the ground at each tour stop, the four panels shown along the side of the trailer are lifted to reveal the museum exhibits and the trailer becomes a museum and information center, said Lisa Gough, director of communications for VVMF.

This year, Gough noted, the mobile museum was restyled by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the same exhibit design firm that is providing the displays for The Education Center being built at The Wall in our nation's capital. To learn more about The Wall, go to www.vvmf.org.