TRAVELING MEMORIAL SCHEDULED TO STOP IN YUKON, OK - City of Yukon

TRAVELING MEMORIAL SCHEDULED TO STOP IN YUKON, OK

Posted by City of Yukon on 06/26/2017

Non-profit organization Rear Area Support Foundation Inc. (RASF), Brotherhood Garage and The City of Yukon to Display of the very first time in the State of Oklahoma the Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance traveling memorial at this year’s Freedom Fest. 

Event Dates and Times:
Monday, July 3, from 12:00pm to 11:59pm
Tuesday, July 4, from 12:00am to Until 2 hours after the Fireworks. 

The memorial will be displayed at the Freedom Trail basketball court, just north of Freedom Trail playground.  The memorial is 110 feet long and 6 feet high with two sides. Side one is a full color timeline education about the Global War on Terror spanning from 1983 to current day. The second side bears the names of all the military, heroes and victims from Beirut, Gulf War, 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ft. Hood, Boston, Chattanooga, Paris and San Bernardino totaling almost 11,000. First displayed on September 11, 2011, this memorial has now traveled over 300,000 miles and been on display in 38 states. Founder Richard JR Nichols made a promise that he would get this memorial to within 50 miles of the hometowns of each fallen person whose name is inscribed on it. 

This will be an historic stop for the memorial because it will be its first ever appearance in the State of Oklahoma. Brandon Crusha, a United States Marine that was wounded in combat, owns Brotherhood Garage on Main Street, and his friend’s names are inscribed on the memorial. Brandon, his family and friends have helped the memorial out that last couple of years when they broke down in Oklahoma and did so as a donation. Having never experienced the memorial, he said he would like to sponsor it into Yukon for Freedom Fest.  It is his way of hosting his fallen brothers and sisters one last time. 

The memorial will be removed July 5 at 3:00AM (Based on Weather Conditions).