Vietnam Memorial replica coming to Central New York for the weekend

PORT BYRON, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Over 3 million people visit the Vietnam War memorial in Washington D.C. every year, but for those can't make the trip, a half-sized replica travels across the country.

“The wall that heals” is in Port Byron for the weekend, and already hundreds of people have stopped by to reflect and remember.

“I know some people find healing in it. I’m just amazed. You hear (that) 58,000 people died, but to actually see it…it's really a lot,” said Christine Lozier, who visited the memorial from Fair Haven.

Port Byron high schooler John Berrera says the wall is so hard to process, because you begin thinking about each name as a person and how they all had a story.

"It's magical. Whether you served in Vietnam you're a family member or a friend, it really has helped take what was a divided time in our country and bring it back together,” said Vietnam Veterans Memorial fund outreach director Tim Tetz.

You can visit "the wall that heals" at the Port Byron School District campus through Sunday. It is free and open to the public.

 


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