Werner Enterprises will be the proud host of The Wall That Heals at its global headquarters May 7 – 10 as it makes a historic stop in Omaha.
The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. that is being transported by Navy veteran and professional Werner driver Immanuel Odongkara and his military themed Freedom 3 truck on its journey from San Diego, California, to Northville, Michigan.
The 250-foot long memorial wall, which bears the 58,300 names of those killed or missing in action from the conflict in Vietnam, will arrive escorted by a motorcade of veterans and local law enforcement at Werner’s 14507 Frontier Road campus Wednesday, May 6. Werner will host an opening ceremony Thursday, May 7, at 10 a.m. that will include comments from Werner President and COO Derek Leathers. The wall will be on display to the public 24 hours a day through Sunday, May 10, at 5 p.m. Friends and family members of those whose names are honored on the wall are encouraged to bring a photo to the exhibit to be scanned and included in the display’s digital archive.
“Werner is proud to play a part in bringing this important memorial to the Omaha area so veterans and citizens alike can pay tribute to the men and women who serve our country,” Leathers said. “We hope the members of our community show up in full force to demonstrate their support and appreciation.”
As a military friendly employer, Werner has hired more than 5,400 veterans in the last three years, surpassing the pledge it made in 2012 under the White House campaign Joining Forces to hire 1,000 veterans per year for the next five years. Werner has pledged to hire 2,200 veterans and 200 veteran spouses in 2015. Werner further strives to support military veterans with its growing military-themed Operation Freedom fleet that travels on regular freight routes in addition to being showcased at truck shows, recruiting events and specific veteran ceremonies.