A 100-foot traveling memorial rolls into Historic St. Andrews this morning.
The Global War on Terror “Wall of Remembrance” arrived at Oaks by the BayPark.
The two-sided memorial features the names of almost 11,000 individuals who lost their lives to terrorist attacks starting with the Beirut Bombing in 1983 to the Boston Marathon Bombings last year.
The wall was designed by United States Marine David Brown and Founder Richard Nichols in 2011 for the ten year remembrance of 9/11.
Derek Hendershot escorts the wall and he says the mission is to reach those impacted by global terrorism here at home.
“When you tell somebody that their son’s not going to be forgotten, I take this very personal,” said Hendershot. “It’s not just my wall, it’s America’s wall, but when I have it up this thing is on my mind 24 hours a day and being able to bless those people is what God has allowed me to do.”
This year the wall will travel 15,000 miles to different locations throughout the Country. Its next stop is Pensacola.