PRINCETOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A half-size replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington is officially open in the Capital Region.
The opening ceremony for the Wall That Heals took place on Thursday in Princetown. The exhibit was escorted through downtown Schenectady on Tuesday, and crews worked to construct the 250 ft. wall on Wednesday.
The wall has a total of 24 panels that display more than 58,000 names. Along the memorial is an education center with artifacts depicting the history of the bloody war.
“My best friend over there, when I got home, I sent him back a letter, and I got it stamped deceased back,” Vietnam War veteran Paul Miller said. “So I wrote one of the other guys back, and they told me what happened to him, and he was from New Hampshire, and I just wish I could have saw him after we were all back, you know.”
The exhibit will be open 24 hours a day through Sunday.