KALISPELL, Mont -

It's called “The Wall that Heals.”

Thousands of people visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Whitefish.

"The first time I looked at the wall, it was overwhelming," said Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Bill Metteer.

Metteer is also the Senior Vice Commander for the Whitefish VFW Post 276.  He tells NBC Montana it’s almost indescribable.

"You can't even put it into words.  The other day I helped a 91-year-old lady find her son she lost in 'Nam.  Her younger son was there, so I helped him find his older brother, and there are no words to put to it."

58,286 names are written on the wall.

Each one remembers a friend, a family member, a loved one who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.

Whitefish is the only stop that the wall will be making in Montana, so veterans and visitors from all over the state have been coming to visit the wall to pay their respects , reflect, and remember, those who lost their lives in the Vietnam war.

Officials tell me over 2,000 people have come to visit the wall over the course of the few days it was in Whitefish.

Event coordinator Kelly Kvigne says the experience for him and other veterans has been unforgettable.

"It has been amazing,” Kvigne said.  “We've congregated many, many veterans.  There have been war stories, there have been personal stories; it has been unbelievable."

The wall was only in Whitefish for a short amount of time, but it made a lasting impact on those who came to see it.

"It has been a fantastic honor.  It's been a lot of work, but it's been very, very rewarding."