It's been almost 40 years since the Vietnam War ended.
But for scores of Americans the war that divided a country is still painful.
A small replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. is in Missoula this weekend at the Memorial Grove on the University of Montana campus.
Nella Britt has never been to the wall in Washington, D.C.
She'd always wanted to go. Other members of her family have been there.
Nella's brother, Clinton Fackrell died in Vietnam.
Pressing a sticky note to her big brother's name, Nella recalled a 6'5" young man.
"Skinny as a rail," she said. "I miss him still."
Brother and sister used to lay out in the yard and counts the stars.
They were two of 14 children in the family. Three younger brothers went to Vietnam, too.
"They all came home," said Nella, "not to parades, but to threats and spits. It was a bad time."
Some veterans didn't come home at all.
POW flags decorate the wall.
Even on a scaled-down replica, 58,200 names take up a lot of space.
267 of those names are Montanans, like Donald Lehuta from Missoula, Victor Pirker of Trout Creek, and Daniel Janhunen of Butte.
David Jelletich of Rock Creek came to look up an old high school teammate, from back in Bakersfield, California.
Clayton A. Fannin's name is on the wall.
"Yeah," David said, "We played ball together. "
It was a long time ago, said Fannin's old friend. But the Wall That Heals has a long memory.
It brings big brothers and old teammates home.