Non-profit aims to erect SWFL memorial for veterans who served in Iraq & Afghanistan

Non-profit aims to erect SWFL memorial for veterans who served in Iraq & Afghanistan

Honoring our nation’s heroes is the goal of a new non-profit hoping to bring a memorial to southwest Florida.

Organizers want to build a wall to remember the Floridians who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We need to remember the wars and the conflicts we go through,” Marine Corp Veteran Frantz Brutus said.

Organizers are presenting it to the city council Wednesday. The idea is to build something similar to the established Vietnam Wall of SWFL currently situated at Veterans Park.

“Several generations fought in that war, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we need to recognize that,” Brutus said. “I think since the wars were still fresh on our minds most people don’t think of putting monuments or anything of remembrance but fighting a 20-year war does that to you.”

The non-profit is hoping to place the memorial at the park or in a stand-alone spot. They’re presenting the idea to several cities and hoping to find a home for the project by the end of the year.

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