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'The Wall That Heals' will stand in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport through Sunday morning

Andrew Russell
| Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
A woman creates a rubbing of a name on a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called 'The Wall The Heals' after the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
A woman creates a rubbing of a name on a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called 'The Wall The Heals' after the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Two veterans make their way to a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called 'The Wall The Heals' before the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Two veterans make their way to a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called 'The Wall The Heals' before the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Barbara Lockhart of McKeesport touches the name of Kenneth G. Kline whose name appears on a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called 'The Wall The Heals' after the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Barbara Lockhart of McKeesport touches the name of Kenneth G. Kline whose name appears on a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called 'The Wall The Heals' after the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
McKeesport firefighter, Jimmy Young stands vigil over a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called 'The Wall The Heals' before the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
McKeesport firefighter, Jimmy Young stands vigil over a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called 'The Wall The Heals' before the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Chris Stitt of Derry holds a photo of his mother-in-law Betty Milbourn’s brother, Corporal John t. Corle who was MIA on a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called 'The Wall The Heals' after the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Chris Stitt of Derry holds a photo of his mother-in-law Betty Milbourn’s brother, Corporal John t. Corle who was MIA on a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called 'The Wall The Heals' after the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Karen Hughes of McKeesport finds her brother, John D. Hughes Jr.’s name on a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called “The Wall The Heals” before the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Karen Hughes of McKeesport finds her brother, John D. Hughes Jr.’s name on a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called “The Wall The Heals” before the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
A woman touches the names on a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called 'The Wall The Heals' after the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
A woman touches the names on a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. called 'The Wall The Heals' after the opening ceremony at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Marine Corps. Sergeant, Jim Mullen of Braddock looks up at the flag during the opening ceremony for a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial called 'The Wall The Heals' at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
Marine Corps. Sergeant, Jim Mullen of Braddock looks up at the flag during the opening ceremony for a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial called 'The Wall The Heals' at a Renziehausen Park, in McKeesport, Thursday, August 9, 2018.

Vietnam veterans and their families took a moment to recognize the men who made the ultimate sacrifice during an emotional opening ceremony for the “Wall That Heals” at Renziehausen Park in McKeesport on Thursday evening.

Funded by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the exhibit is a three-quarter sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. that was escorted to its place in Renziehausen Park on Aug. 7 by more than 200 motorcycle riders and police.

The wall will be on display at Jimmy Long Field in Renziehausen Park through Sunday.

Reading of the names will take place at various times on Friday and Saturday.

The closing ceremony will be on Sunday at 11 a.m. Admission is free, and visitors are welcome around the clock.

Andrew Russell is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Andrew at .

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