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.