The War on Terror monument honors all civilian and military fallen heroes who died while serving in the War on Terror and in the attack on 9/11. Those military fallen heroes include U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Sam Griffith, the older brother of David Griffith. David chose to build the memorial as part of his Eagle Scout project.
The War on Terror monument is a pentagon-shaped patio of brick pavers, purchased by project supporters and symbolizing the 9/11 attack on the United States Pentagon. A granite pillar rises from the center of the patio and is inscribed with the names of local heroes who died while serving in the War on Terror. At the top of the pillar, the steel piece taken from the wreckage of the World Trade Center is in remembrance of the attack at the building on 9/11. Those who died in the third plane crash in that Pennsylvania field are represented by the serene country setting of the Veterans Park pond and woods.