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The War At Home Memorial is Coming to Broken Arrow

by | Broken Arrow

The War At Home Memorial is Coming to Broken Arrow


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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C.L. is an award-winning journalist who spent many years in the newspaper and freelance fields. In addition to holding reporting and editing positions throughout his career, he also owned and operated a newspaper for several years. He was born, raised, and continues to reside in Oklahoma.


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