Wall of Remembrance
The Wall of Remembrance will be two sided, 50’ long by 7’ tall. Plaques of 8.5” x 11” will be placed on the wall until covered. The wall will hold approximately 700 plaques to honor our veterans and service members. Every plaque displayed on the Wall of Remembrance will tell the individual stories of ordinary Americans who have served in extraordinary ways throughout the decades – both on the battlefront and on the home front – essential to ensuring their stories are told and preserved for future generations. There will be multiple granite benches in front of the Wall of Remembrance to provide visitors a spot to sit and reflect. The American, State of Mississippi and POW/MIA flags will be displayed in front of the Wall of Remembrance. Adjacent to the wall will be the “Fallen Soldier Battle Cross” that symbolizes the honor, service and sacrifice of soldiers killed in battle.
Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.
— Harry S. Truman