May 2019- GWOT Memorial Wall
VAU Fallen Heroes Memorial
On Memorial Day 2019, VAU completed our traveling Global War on Terror (GWOT) Memorial Flag, their small way of honoring close to 7000 GWOT fallen heroes and gold star families. We hope to raise awareness of the sacrifice paid by our nations heroes that keep this country free and flying under one flag. This 28 foot wide by 6 foot tall American flag symbolizes the shape of the flag when draped on a fallen service members casket. It is designed out of the close to 7000 dog tags of all those who have fallen in the War on Terror. There are 50 gold stars honoring all gold star families nationwide. Displayed in front of the flag is a battle field cross sculpted from mahogany wood by female veteran artist Alicia Dietz.
Veterans and Athletes United (VAU), an all volunteer nonprofit run by veterans, constructed this traveling memorial to bring awareness to these honorable service members and their gold stars families. It is a symbol of what the American flag means to those who have served this country, this special Exhibit will be in our Museum for the month of May.
Visit the Airborne & Special Operations Museum this Month and experience this moving memorial and honor the ones that are no longer with us.