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Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall replica is stopping in Payson

A three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is in Payson this week. Known as "The Wall That Heals," this traveling structure is stopping at 29 communities across the nation.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Director of Public Outreach Tim Tetz says there are different emotions from visitors seeing the exhibit.

“You know, you have laughter. You have an awe and wonder. You know, there’s hopefully gonna be some students that come down as well this week to get a glimpse of it. There’s gonna be a little bit of everything,” Tetz said.

Tetz also says the wall will honor Arizona veterans who died in Vietnam. The exhibit will be up until Sunday afternoon.

Ignacio Ventura is a reporter for KJZZ. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in news media and society.