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Vietnam Wall Replica on Display in Red Bluff

By Chelsea KAY, @ChelseaKayTv
Published On: Aug 29 2012 08:15:41 PM CDT
RED BLUFF, Calif. -

A replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. has made its way to the Northstate.

It's almost 250-feet long and contains the names of more than 58,000 Americans who were killed in Vietnam.

It's on display at the Tehama County Fairgrounds in Red Bluff where it is free to view and will be open 24-hours a day until Monday night.

The wall has traveled to almost 400 cities, but this is the first time it has ever been to Red Bluff.

"The biggest thing is that this brings some closure to some people who have lost family members, loved ones they may have never met that they've heard stories of and this is a way for them to be able to say welcome home for people who may not be able to go to D.C. and be able to see the actual wall," Vietnam veteran Kevin Benson Sr. told us.

An opening ceremony is set for Thursday morning at 10 a.m. where there will be a military flyover and laying of a Vietnam Memorial wreath.