Volunteer / Donor Challenge Coin info

The limited edition, commemorative challenge coin is in appreciation of our "red shirt" volunteers and donors in making this event a success. The front of the coin features our Nation’s Colors in front of The Wall That Heals surrounded by the location and dates of the event, just as our donors and volunteers surrounded our Vietnam Veteran community with compassion and care.
Each coin is individually numbered so no other coin is exactly like yours.
This is to symbolize the individuality of each person who donated and/or volunteered toward keeping the promise The Wall was built upon… Never Forget. The ring encircling The Wall, as well as the image of The Wall That Heals, glows in the dark just as the lights do on the real thing.
The obverse features the seal of El Cajon, whose residents and elected representatives eagerly welcomed the honor of hosting The Wall That Heals. It also features a likeness of the Vietnam Service ribbon above a folded US Flag representing the 58,281 names on The Wall.
Most Vietnam Veterans appreciate being told, “thank you for your service.” However, most of them have a deeper appreciation for the words they were deprived of hearing when they returned home from Vietnam. Those words are, “Welcome Home”

To that end, the ring around the outside offers our thanks to you…for helping our community express to our Vietnam Veterans, Welcome Home.

We hope you’ll enjoy and cherish this coin, as well as the community connection that comes with it, for many years to come.

These coins were commissioned by the Committee Chair, using money from his recently deceased father’s estate. His father, Ronald R. Mueller, a retired U.S. Navy Captain and Vietnam Veteran, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in section 78, grave number 797.

The Wall That Heals -
El Cajon 2024 Committee