I think that the families of those who have lost their lives fighting for this country would find the heroes wall to be most meaningful.
All any person who has lost a loved one wants is for that person to be remembered. They one that person’s spirit to live on for many years after they have passed. This is the case especially when a loves one is lost fighting for his or her country.
Though I haven’t experienced it first hand, I know that having a loved one in the military is not easy. It is hard on the soldier as well as on the family. It’s a sacrifice for both sides. The soldier has to leave their home and loved ones behind. Just as the family has to be left behind.
The worst news that family could ever get is that their loved one has been killed. They will not be returning home. There is no way to completely fill that void, but the heroes wall can offer some form of peace for the family.
This wall is how they can be remembered. This wall shows that their life meant something and that their service was deeply appreciated by the community. This goes a long way for the family.
There is also a component of community in this wall. It shows that those who have lost a loved one are not alone in their grief. There are many other families suffering the same loss. It can help to know that you are not alone. It doesn’t make it any easier, but it makes it a little more bearable to know that it isn’t just your family that is struggling.
This wall shows that their loved one was and always will be a hero. This person was someone worth remembering and the community wanted to make sure their spirit lived on for future generations to come. Though the loved one might be gone, they will never be forgotten.