Static Aircraft Display RF-4C Phantom II 67-0438

Static aircraft display of a former 186th Meridian Air Guard RF-4C Phantom II aircraft – 67-0438.  This iconic aircraft will honor the many men and women of the 186th Meridian Air Guard and area veterans who served in the Cold War, Vietnam War and Desert Storm. A plaque commemorating the history of the F-4 Phantom and its service with the Mississippi Air National Guard will be placed adjacent to the aircraft.  As a special honor, on either side of the aircraft, under the canopies’, will be the names of four crewmembers of the RF-4 Phantom who lost their lives while serving in the 186th TRG/153TRS, Meridian Air Guard.   A monument dedicated to the four crewmembers will be adjacent to the displayed aircraft.
More about the Phantom

Armed Forces Plaza

This will be a pentagon shaped plaza with a sculpture of the American Bald Eagle, which symbolizes the strength, independence and freedom of America displayed in the center. On the five points of the pentagon will be monoliths with emblems for each branch of the service along with a brief history. Each service flag will be flying adjacent to its monolith.
Example Monolith

American Eagle

The eagle with its keen eyes symbolized perspicacity, courage, strength and immortality, but is also considered "king of the skies". With these attributed qualities the eagle became a symbol of power and freedom for the United States of America.

Freedom Walkway

A educational walkway through 12 monoliths  that highlight major conflicts in American history.   The following will be highlighted -

The Revolutionary War
War of 1812
Mexican-American War
American Civil War
Spanish-American War
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Persian Gulf War
Iraq War
War on Terrorism
  
Each monolith will depict images from that conflict and on the reverse side  give a brief history with the total number of casualties – truly illustrating that

“Freedom is not Free”.
Monolith Examples

Wall of Remembrance

A monument wall honoring past and present-day veterans. The center wall will be engraved with names honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. On either side of the center wall will be areas to honor past and present veterans that have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. There will be multiple granite benches in front of the Wall of Remembrance to provide visitors a spot to sit and reflect.  The American, State of Mississippi and POW/MIA flags will be displayed in front of the Wall of Remembrance. Adjacent to the wall will be the “Fallen Soldier Battle Cross” that symbolizes the honor, service and sacrifice of soldiers killed in battle.​

Black Granite Tiles 

Black Granite tiles measuring 6 inches x 6 inches will be available  for purchase and placed on the Wall of Remembrance to honor family and friends. These tiles can have laser etched photos, service emblems, graphics and text onto them like example to the left. 
Purchase
LOCATION 
The East Mississippi Veterans Memorial Park will be highly visible along Highway 11 South.