Traveling Vietnam War Wall comes to Salem

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SALEM (WSLS 10) -  Thousands of people made their way to "The Wall that Heals," a replica of a Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.. The exhibit has a list of over 58 thousand names of the men and women who sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War.

Organizers estimate nearly 5 thousand people came to see the wall at the Salem VA hospital. The goal of the exhibit is to provide veterans a chance to grieve and also show appreciation for service members.

"A lot of don't get to washington to see the memorial and I think it's good, that they have some people that will bring it to the people of the United States," Martin Bowling a visitor said.

The wall will travel for two days to it's next destination in Wisconsin.