The War At Home Memorial is Coming to Broken Arrow

Author: Nathan Johns
Category: Broken Arrow
Date Published: July 15, 2019

The War At Home Memorial is Coming to Broken Arrow

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Bro­ken Arrow’s Vet­er­ans Park is due to receive a new memo­r­i­al, on July 17th.  Stand­ing tall in the field, the mon­u­ment is in the form of 22 tow­er­ing steel plates, each hol­lowed out with the sil­hou­ette of a sol­dier lost to an ongo­ing war.  This war is of Post Trau­mat­ic Stress sui­cide.
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.

Nathan Johns

Author, Graph­ic Design

Cre­at­ing for Unique­la­homa has giv­en me the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn so much about our won­der­ful state.  I spend most of my day sur­round­ed by my cre­ations, be it graph­ic design, fine art or the occa­sion­al writ­ing.  Unique­la­homa com­bines all of these ele­ments togeth­er.”

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