Today The Virginia Wall of Honor will be dedicated by Attorney General Bob McDonnell. This is a great tribute to our fallen heroes and their families. From the press release
On Thursday May 24th, to honor the brave men and women from Virginia who have lost their lives serving in the Global War on Terrorism since January 2000, the Office of the Attorney General will officially dedicate Virginia’s Wall of Honor. This memorial will feature a picture and brief biography of every Virginian killed in the Global War on Terror from January 2000 to the present.
The dedication of the Wall of Honor will occur with a public ceremony at the South Portico of the State Capitol at 1:00 p.m. with a reception at the Bell Tower immediately following. The Wall of Honor will be located in the Main Street lobby of The Office of the Attorney General. Joining the Attorney General for the public ceremony will be Governor Tim Kaine, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, and three military Major Generals.
The public ceremony will also include the playing of “Taps,” a 21-gun salute, The Fort Lee Military Band, and an F-18 jet flyover of downtown Richmond.
Guests of honor will be the family members of Virginia’s fallen heroes, a few of whom also will be speaking at the ceremony.
The Attorney General will be discussing the Wall of Honor Project on the Following Radio Stations Today May 24th
8:05AM: WRVA Richmond
8:13AM: WFIR Roanoke
8:45AM: Lite 98 Richmond
I applaud Attorney General Bob McDonnell for his hard work on this. He is a veteran himself, with a daughter who served in Iraq and I hear this project was of the utmost importance to him. I plan to visit the wall when I am in Richmond. The families will be in my thoughts and prayers today, along with all the brave men and women serving our country. May God bless and protect them.