Finding Aid for the Wall That Heals Collection

Many notes, photos, computer printouts of service information from the Wall website, and other paper memorials were left at The Wall. The majority of the items had names but a few of the memorials were not labeled or were intended as a thank you to all. Other items left at the wall include wreaths, M.I.A. bracelets, medals, pins, flowers, and even personal items such as a teddy bear. When fresh flowers were left at The Wall, the flower cards were removed, the location noted, and only the cards were kept. The flower cards have been grouped either by cards that were unsigned to unknown soldiers, ones that were signed to unknown soldiers, and those that were given to a specific soldier. Some cards to soldiers only list their first name. The numbers (section and line) and letters (E=east, W=west) following an entry indicate the location of the individual on The Wall or the location where an item was left. The collection has been arranged by item type and then alphabetical by soldiers’ name when known.

Files

Reference

Jolene Clark, Archivist, Midwest Genealogy Center, Finding Aid for the Wall That Heals Collection, Midwest Genealogy Center, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri, 2020

Cite As

Jolene Clark, Archivist, Midwest Genealogy Center, “Finding Aid for the Wall That Heals Collection,” Genealogy Gallery, accessed August 7, 2020, https://content.mymcpl.org/items/show/15136.

Dublin Core

Title

Finding Aid for the Wall That Heals Collection

Subject

Genealogy
Family history

Description

Many notes, photos, computer printouts of service information from the Wall website, and other paper memorials were left at The Wall. The majority of the items had names but a few of the memorials were not labeled or were intended as a thank you to all. Other items left at the wall include wreaths, M.I.A. bracelets, medals, pins, flowers, and even personal items such as a teddy bear. When fresh flowers were left at The Wall, the flower cards were removed, the location noted, and only the cards were kept. The flower cards have been grouped either by cards that were unsigned to unknown soldiers, ones that were signed to unknown soldiers, and those that were given to a specific soldier. Some cards to soldiers only list their first name. The numbers (section and line) and letters (E=east, W=west) following an entry indicate the location of the individual on The Wall or the location where an item was left. The collection has been arranged by item type and then alphabetical by soldiers’ name when known.

Creator

Jolene Clark, Archivist, Midwest Genealogy Center

Publisher

Midwest Genealogy Center, Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri

Date

2020

Format

Portable Document File Format; 609 KB; 9 pages.

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

the wall that heals.pdf