"Etchings in Stone" Special Screening

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Don’t miss out on this special screening of Etchings in Stone.

Sponsored by the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation and the Town of Wake Forest, Etchings in Stone is a filmed play featuring Vietnam veterans and their families about the feelings and emotions evoked by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial or "The Wall" in Washington, DC.  

Written by Wake Forest native and Vietnam veteran, Ron Harris, Etchings in Stone places the audience inside "The Wall" thereby offering them the unique ability to experience firsthand its incredible impact on visitors. Not only can the audience hear what visitors to The Wall "say," they can also "hear" their unspoken thoughts. 

Etchings in Stone is another step in reassuring Vietnam veterans that they are not alone in their transition back to civilian life. The filmed play endeavors to accomplish this by addressing a number of Vietnam veteran issues, including post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), agent orange, friendly fire, survivor guilt, Prisoner of War/Missing in Action, the Amerasian issue, and the treatment of Vietnam veterans during their return to civilian life.

But that's not all. The Vietnam War also had a profound effect on those who stayed home, such as mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, wives and children, girlfriends and strangers. Etchings in Stone addresses their concerns too. 


Vietnam War Exhibit 

Prior to and following the screening of Etchings in Stone, attendees are invited to visit the Renaissance Centre Arts Annex and view what is widely considered to be one of the most comprehensive displays of Vietnam War memorabilia in North Carolina. Indoor exhibits will include the field cross, MIA table, photos of service members on The Wall, medals, patches, gear and much more. Attendees will also be able to request and obtain information about individual service members on The Wall. Outdoor exhibits will also be offered, including a jeep and other military vehicles.

The exhibit inside the Arts Annex will be available from 5:30-9 pm. 

The Wall That Heals

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, also referred to as "The Wall" in Washington DC, was our nation's first step in welcoming home Vietnam Veterans. The Wall That Heals, the traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, is coming to E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 18-21. Free and open to the public, the exhibit and a Mobile Education Center, will be available 24-hours-a-day beginning 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, through 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct . 21.

Etchings in Stone - Future Screenings

Weather permitting, The Wall That Heals Planning Committee will screen Etchings in Stone in the E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater, 701 Harris Road, Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 18-20, at 7:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or chairs but are reminded that alcohol, smoking and unleashed pets are prohibited at Joyner Park.


Wake Forest Renaissance Centre