WILMINGTON, MA — During The Moving Wall’s recent visit to Wilmington, a different “wall” was also on display in the Fourth of July Building — the “Faces of Remembrance” Traveling Tribute Wall from Operation: Home Ties.
According to its website, Operation: Home Ties is “an ongoing volunteer mission by portrait artist, Gina Johnson and her brother Paul Roth honoring the memory of ALL our fallen servicemen and women, starting with those who have ties to Massachusetts and served since 9/11/01, by replacing each name with a detailed pencil Memory Portrait, presenting the original portrait to their family and sharing the images on a Traveling Tribute Wall called ‘Faces of Remembrance’ as a grateful reminder that we remain land of the free because of our brave.”
Several of Wilmington’s fallen appear on the board, including LCpl Joshua Bernard, SPC Christopher R. Crosby, SPC Michael T. Gilman, PFC John Landry Jr., LCpl Timothy F. Ryan, LCpl Steven West, and Ryan Mary Giroux.
Hear from the Traveling Tribute Wall’s creator Gina Johnson, courtesy of WCTV, below:
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