Family and friends of service members who died in the Vietnam War no longer have to travel to Washington to pay their respects at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
An interactive version has debuted online at go.footnote .com/thewall, a project of historical document archive site Footnote.com in conjunction with the National Archives and Records Administration.
The virtual version of the memorial -- whose black granite walls are inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 Americans who died in the war -- is searchable.
Every name etched onto the real-world wall is viewable online and linked to the veteran's service record.
Online visitors also can add photographs and describe their memories of those whose names are on the memorial.