Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, in conjunction with the United Veterans Organization and Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, is presenting the Wall of Remembrance for viewing by the public. The wall will go on display Sunday in parking field 8 of Eisenhower Park and will continue round-the-clock through Thursday.
This will be the first time the memorial will be displayed on the East Coast of the United States, Nassau officials said.
“I am honored to present the Wall of Remembrance here in Eisenhower Park to pay tribute to the veterans and all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation’s freedom and ensuring our safety in the Global War on Terror,” Mangano said in a statement.
The traveling memorial pays tribute to those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and to the fallen heroes and veterans who answered the call to defend the nation over the past 30 years in the Global War on Terrorism.
The wall is 94 feet long by 6 feet high and is made up of 31 panels. There are almost 11,000 names on the wall. The timeline goes from 1983 to the present day.