The half-scale replica within the trailer is approximately 250 feet in length, and like the original Memorial, is erected in a chevron-shape. The replica is constructed of powder-coated aluminum, supported by an aluminum frame, and is made up of 24 individual panels.
A tribute to "Gold Star" mothers who lost sons or daughters in war (a designation originally established following World War i) decorates the side of the Peterbilt tractor that hauls the wall.
The exterior sides of the trailer that carries The Wall That Heals open to become a mobile Education Center. Information cases display photos of service members whose names are found on The Wall, along with letters and memorabilia left at the original memorial in Washington D.C. The mobile exhibit also includes a map of Vietnam and a chronological overview of that war.
Hi Tech Way Truck lines helps haul the Wall.
The Wall will travel to 34 cities and other special locations in 2016; so far it's only visited five of its planned stops.
This part of the exterior display gives a brief synopsis of the mobile exhibit's history and purpose.
The glass-enclosed sides of the trailer also contain memorabilia left at the original memorial in Washington D.C.: letters, photographs, and personal items.
Unit patches and other military gear are also part of the display (you can see, for example, a gas mask perched at the bottom, most likely for dealing with tear gas.)
Personal letters to the fallen are some of the most moving tributes left at the Wall.