The War At Home Memorial
There are memorials dedicated to the fallen warriors of nearly every major conflict in our country’s history. Yet, there was no national monument for those who have fallen in the war at home, even though more Veterans die by suicide than in combat. With the support of our community, we were able to build one. The memorial is currently in Broken Arrow (a suburb of Tulsa), Oklahoma, where it is waiting to be completed. Because of the worldwide shipping delays, the last marble pieces are still stuck in transit from India.
Each steel plate was created from photographs of real American Veterans who lost their battle with Post Traumatic Stress. The 20 men and women are a representation of those we are losing every day to the battle here at home, every single day.
We Remember – Digital Memorial Wall
We have a digital memorial wall on our website, honoring Veterans who lost the battle at home. We remember their names, their faces, and their courage. People can request to add a warrior to the memorial by submitting their information HERE.
Soaring was the first memorial created by Mission 22 and is located in Nashville, Indiana. It is 22 feet tall and comprised of 22 steel leaves, which represents the number of Veterans that were lost every day to suicide at the time it was built. Nashville is an area that is renowned for its beautiful fall leaves and people come from all over the world to visit this artist colony tucked into the hills of Southern Indiana.
The town was looking for a large-scale art piece for the center of town that was representative of their community. Mission 22 collaborated with them over the course of a year and it was dedicated in 2014. Veterans, civilians, and local artist Jim Connor worked together side by side on this beautiful work of art.
Soaring creates social impact for Veterans issues to over three million tourists that visit the area each year by a plaque at the base where viewers can learn more and find out how they can support and get involved with the Mission as well. The exact location of the sculpture is at 10 North Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN 47448.