Traveling wall moving out Sunday

A traveling exhibition that includes a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial called "The Wall that Heals" will host its Irvine closing ceremony at 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the city's website.

The Wall that Heals was joined for the first time by the Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance.

The exhibition, which arrived at Woodbridge Community Park on Wednesday, was manned by volunteers 24 hours per day to allow community members to pay respects "in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings," according to the Wall That Heals website.

It also aims to allow veterans and family members who may have difficulty visiting the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., to be honored and to honor loved ones.

The Wall That Heals has traveled the country since 1996.

On Saturday morning, Irvine Mayor Steven Choi presided over a welcome ceremony.

— Jill Cowan

Twitter: @jillcowan

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