Memorial for victims of the Global War on Terrorism to visit Mt. Vernon

Memorial for victims of the Global War on Terrorism to visit Mt. Vernon

The Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance will make a stop in Mt. Vernon this weekend.

The wall, much like the well known Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC and its traveling duplicates, will honor our fallen heroes of The Global War on Terror. The Wall will call the King City its home from September 9-11, 2017 at the Mt. Vernon Outland Airport.

The Memorial was created by Retired United States Marine Richard Nichols for the 10 year remembrance of the September 11th terror attacks on New York City. Nichols says the wall is to not only show the history of the Global War on Terror but to also pay tribute to the fallen of the span of the war.

The wall was first displayed on September 11, 2011 and was comprised of 29 panels that are six feet tall and three feet wide with a full color timeline inscribed on the front depicting what is considered the beginning of the War on Terror, in 1983, to present day.
Currently the memorial has just over 10,550 fallen, heroes and victims from the Global War on Terror. The timeline covers Beirut, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Somalia, Bosnia, the U.S.S. Cole, 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Ft. Hood, Benghazi, Boston, Chattanooga and San Bernardino. Since its inception three new panels have been added with almost 800 names being placed on the wall.