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New faces will be added to memorial at Eglin AFB

Amanda Gross

Tuesday, January 03, 2012, 4:45:37 PM
The wall honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Afghanistan/Iraq War Memorial Portrait Mural at Eglin AFB's Armament Museum will get 36 new faces added to it during a ceremony January 21, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart will add the portraits that honor military members from Florida who made the ultimate sacrifice for the country, the news source reports. The heroes pictured are either Florida natives, joined the military from Florida or have family there.

"It's an opportunity to not only honor the veterans but to honor the family," Bill Everett, Region IV commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, told the news source. "They go through some hard times."

The organization started the portrait gallery at Eglin AFB in 2003, and the 2011 additions will bring the total number to 321.

"This is a way of showing that we remember," Everett told the media outlet. "If you go to the Vietnam wall, you can touch a name, and that's very moving. But you come into the Armament Museum and you not only touch the name, but you get to see the face."

The Armament Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to preserving, honoring and exhibiting all things related to the Air Force Armament, according to its official website.

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