Freedom Wall
Facts About the Monument
06/04/2010
 
The 5 columns represent the 5 branches of the Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. The 5 pine trees behind the monument also represent our ever-ready Armed Forces. There are 64 boulders in the monument landscape that represent the 64 wars and conflicts in which the United States has been involved. There are small amounts of soil collected from the major battlefields of the 64 wars and conflicts buried in the monument. Note: not all soil has been collected. This is an ongoing process. The wars in which America fought in Europe are represented by a small field of poppies. There are tall grasses in the landscape representing the jungle wars that America has fought. This monument is the largest stationary flag of its type in the United States. The oldest project volunteer was 87 years old and the youngest was 7 years old. The location of the POW flag flying near the monument symbolizes that although not within our reach, these brave men and women are always in our thoughts and hearts. They will NEVER be forgotten.
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