The first of it’s kind, the monument is traveling for two days in a caravan of Mission 22 vehicles and will be honored its entire journey to its new home. Local veterans representing the Military History Center will be prominently in attendance. The public is invited to join in the solemn occasion.
One of the silhouettes is that of Michael Coon who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. The very impressive Military History Center has a section dedicated to three generations of the Coon family’s service, spanning WWII, Vietnam War, Afghan War & the War in Iraq.
Mission 22, the non-profit responsible for the memorial, is on a mission to end veteran suicide. Veteran suicide is an ongoing tragedy that doesn’t get enough nationwide recognition. Mission 22 is doing their part in improving awareness that an average of 22 veterans that die daily to suicide. Perhaps this monument in Broken Arrow’s Veterans Park will help accelerate the recognition of and aid to the problem, nationwide.
Author, Graphic Design
Nathan spends most of his days surrounded by his creations, be it graphic design, fine art, or the occasional writing. He tries to bring all aspects of this passion to Uniquelahoma.
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