THE WAR AT HOME MEMORIAL
There are memorials dedicated to the fallen warriors of nearly every major conflict in our country’s history.
These memorials remind us of the sacrifice, honor those we’ve lost, and help tie civilian to soldier. Yet, there is no national monument for those who have fallen in the war against Veteran suicide. With your support, we’re going to build one. Let’s raise a monument—and, with it, awareness. We’ll be working with community leaders in locations like Washington, D.C. and New York City to create a permanent exhibit that pays tribute to veterans lost here at home. Please consider making a donation in support of this project.
The Monument’s Design
The War at Home Memorial is a mobile monument. It will move around the United States, calling a new city home every couple of years. This will allow its impact to grow with each new location, insuring that more cities and communities are able to honor their veterans. Each steel plate will be created in the likeness of a real American Veteran who lost the battle with PTSD. Details about their lives and service will be described in an inscription located at the base of each plate.
Soaring was the first memorial created by Mission 22. It is twenty-two feet tall and comprised of twenty-two steel leaves. This represents the number of veterans that were lost every day to suicide at the time it was built. It is located in Nashville, Indiana. 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 an 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 and civilians 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.