Visiting the Wall That Visits Us

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    NBCSanDiego

    A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. is on display this weekend in Balboa Park.

    The wall includes the names of the more than 58,000 Americans killed in the Vietnam War.

    The Dignity Memorial travels around the country at no cost to the local communities that host the exhibit. It gives those who cannot afford the opportunity to visit the nation’s capitol.

    It’s the third time it’s visited San Diego.

    The last time it visited, 30- 40,000 people visited over the three-day period and left momentos and notes.

    “It’s not only a moving experience for Vietnam Veterans but for family members of Vietnam Veterans too,” said Rod Melendez, executive director of the Veterans Museum & Memorial Center.

    If you go to the exhibit with a name, volunteers will help you find exactly where the name is located.

    It will run through Sunday, April 11 and will be accessible 24 hours a day.

    On Monday morning, the memorial will be taken down and will be on the move to another location.