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, symbolizing the September 11 attack on the United States Pentagon. A granite pillar rises from the center of the patio inscribed with the names of local heroes who died while serving in the War on Terror. A steel piece taken from the wreckage of the World Trade Center is displayed at the top of the pillar in remembrance of the attack at the building on September 11. Veterans Park also honors those who died on the American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon..