TIOGA, PA (WENY) -- The Opening Ceremonies are over, but the Moving Wall is here to stay for the next few days in Tioga, Pennsylvania. The Moving Wall arrived at Williamson High School around 9 a.m., with 200-300 motorcyclists escorting it to its new temporary home.

"[We did it] to honor our brothers [who] have fallen. I'm a Vietnam-Era vet... It's an honor to be here and an honor to be a part of it," said Rex Hunter, a motorcyclist who helped escort the Moving Wall to Tioga, PA.

Hundreds of people came to pay their respects to those who served. Some people had a deeper connection, as they remembered a father, a neighbor, and/or a brother.  Some people were Vietnam Veterans themselves, coming to honor a piece of their lives and service.

"We will never forget that.  Never forget their devotion, their sacrifice, loyalty and valor of those who's names line the wall.  The people of the Vietnam War answered the call of their country," said Ken Leone.

One woman said her brother, Michael A. Barnes, was killed during the Vietnam War.

"He was only there 10 days. They were evacuating the wounded when one of the boys carrying the stretcher stepped on a landmine," said Sue Sterling, Michael's brother.

Sterling said she misses her brother a lot. She said he was outgoing, loved the outdoors, was a musician, and an artist. Sterling said seeing the Moving Wall in person was special.

"I can't say how much this means to me because I've only visited cemeteries and this is so uplifting too see his name on the Wall and know that he was appreciated," said Sterling.

Ken Leone is a Vietnam Army veteran and was one of the speakers during the opening ceremony. He said he remembers several people whose names are on the Wall.

"There's probably at least a dozen, up to 20 names on the Wall [who] were killed in my unit. We got hit pretty hard. In January, February, and March of '69, we lost a lot of guys. It's unfortunate someone has to die 6/7,000 miles from home and not be with any of their loved ones except their buddies. I tr[ied] to hold them and comfort them," said Leone.

Unity. Remembrance. Gratitude.

It's important to never forget those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Leone said by visiting the Moving Wall, it's one way to do so.

"We can't forget them. We have to remember them. When you go by it, touch the Wall and touch the name. It's a little bit different for me because I'm touching a name that I saw [and] knew... I think if you walk it and touch that name, whether you knew it or not, I think there's a better connection [to it]," said Leone.

For some, the coming of the Moving Wall was an emotional and moving experience.  Seeing the 58,000 names has an impact, whether it is the first, second, or even third time seeing it.

"I have a friend from high school that is on the wall..and when the wall was in Elmira..we found his name. I could never find it in DC so I found it here. So that made it amazing and made it personal, and I just hope everybody that gets to see it gets the feeling of wow," said Annmarie Allaire, an attendee.

The closing ceremonies for the Moving Wall will be held on July 14th at 5 p.m. The Moving Wall will be on continuous display until July 15th.