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A Weekly Vietnam Memorial

It has been more than 30 years since the end of the Vietnam War, but the memories of the soldiers who have lost their lives still live on. 

"Remember, honor and respect guys on the wall, a lot of these are friends of mine as long as i can do it, I'm going to take them around so that their families can come out and visit," said Bergsma, Vietnam war veteran and coordinator of the memorial showcase

Bergsma, has dedicated his life to sharing a memorial exhibit that showcases the thousands of names of soldiers who have passed.

This weekly exhibit, now here in Yakima brings together former soldiers, family members and people who want to show their respects.

"Its really overwhelming.  I've heard about the wall, but to actually see it, is overwhelming", said Rich Pelky, an observer of the Memorial in Yakima.

What seems to be an emotional recollection at the wall for some, is also a way for others to move on.

"A lot of things go on at these walls every week: people getting healing, relieving grief, reconciliation a lot of anger gets left at the wall, said Bergsma.

According to Bergsma, the memorial wall will be showcased until Monday morning at seven o'clock.