The Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria
The Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, in cooperation and partnership with AMVETS Post 96 in Eureka, CA, is sponsoring a visit of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund traveling Wall to Humboldt County near the Tish Non Community Center on the Bear River Rancheria near Loleta, CA. The wall is set up on the west lawn of the Tish Non Community Center perched above the Eel River Valley with a spectacular view of the Eel River Valley as a back drop to this solemn Memorial.
It is the first time that the Wall has visited Humboldt County since 1985, when the Wall made a visit to Arcata, CA.
“The Wall that Heals” is a half-scale replica of the Washington DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial. An opening ceremony will be held on Thursday April 2, 2015 at 10:00am. The wall will be open to the public at no charge for visitors after the opening ceremony, twenty-four (24) hours a day until noon on Sunday April 5, 2015.
In addition to the Wall, a Traveling Museum and Information Tent will be on site. Momentos and Memorabilia left at the Wall will be tagged with identifying information for possible display in a future local community exhibit.
“Military service is valued and honored and respected in the Bear River Community. We are honored and humbled to be able to pay tribute to the men and women of the United States military by being part of the effort to bring the Wall back to Humboldt County and hosting the solemn Wall on Bear River Lands.” said Chairman William Sand of the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria.
The Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria is comprised of approximately five-hundred and seventy (570) members. The Tribe owns and operates the Bear River Casino Hotel, one of the largest employers in Humboldt County, employing over four hundred (400) people.