Monument to 1.2 Million Americans Killed in Combat Unveiled at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
By Space Coast Daily // September 18, 2021
MOAACC’s Good Deeds Foundation raised $24,000 to complete the project
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – On September 11, 2021, along the Memorial Path at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, a Monument to the Fallen was unveiled and dedicated to forever honor and remember the more than 1.2 million Americans who have died in combat since 1775.
It took 18 months to get full approval from local, regional, and National VA/NCA officials.
Fundraising ran from January until July 2021 and many generous individuals and organizations, including MOAACC’s Good Deeds Foundation, raised $24,000 to complete the project, a true community effort.
The main Bas-relief bronze plate comes from an original oil painting by Jeanne Weaver called “Terra Nova.” It is from photos taken on Sept. 14, 2010, at the Field Boot Memorial Ceremony in Afghanistan for her son, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Todd William Weaver, killed on Sept. 9, 2010, and buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
The painting was one of a series of 21 which were published as a book, “Losing Todd: A Mother’s Journey,” by the College of William and Mary. A copy is also on display at the 101st AB/AA Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Several MOAACC members were in attendance, including retired Major George Rosenfield, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Earlier in September, acting on behalf of MOAACC’s Good Deeds Foundation, MOAACC and GDF President Donn Weaver presented a grant to Al Boettjer, the Operations Director of Club 1013, retired NYPD and NYFD members, who cosponsored the 9/11 Ceremony at and with the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island.