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FedEx sponsors the traveling Wall

12 October 2006


FedEx Corporation, headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., has continued its support of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund with a $25,000 contribution to The Wall That Heals, making it a national sponsor of the traveling Wall, reported Jan C. Scruggs, Memorial Fund founder and president.

The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. This traveling exhibit enables many thousands of Americans to have the educational, emotional and healing experience of The Wall in their own communities.  As a national sponsor, FedEx’s donation is used to defray all of the costs associated with keeping the traveling replica and its exhibits on the road.

"FedEx has long been a friend to the Memorial Fund," said Scruggs. “The company’s continued support of our organization has made The Wall That Heals and many other programs possible.”

In fact, FedEx has supported the Memorial Fund since 1998, giving contributions to support The Wall That Heals and the Teach Vietnam Teachers Network, a group of educators who, with help from the Memorial Fund, provide resources and support for teachers across the country bringing lessons on the Vietnam War into their classrooms. Also, FedEx Chairman, President and CEO Fred Smith is a member of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s Corporate Council.

The Wall That Heals also features a Traveling Museum and Information Center. The Museum chronicles the Vietnam War era and the unique healing power of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, while the Information Center serves as a venue for people to learn about friends and loved ones lost in the war.

In addition to FedEx, other national sponsors of The Wall That Heals include the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Trust, Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc., Harley-Davidson Foundation and Target Corporation.

For a complete schedule of locations The Wall That Heals will be visiting in 2006, click here.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $33 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brands. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 275,000 employees and contractors to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit www.fedex.com.

Established in 1979, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is the nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Today, through a series of outreach programs, it is dedicated to preserving the legacy of The Wall, promoting healing, educating about the impact of the Vietnam War and is building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Center, an underground educational facility, near The Wall.
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