Medal of Honor wall at McGhee Tyson Airport honors America's her

Medal of Honor wall at McGhee Tyson Airport honors America's heroes

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"It's awesome. It's overwhelming to see that,” said traveler Dorothy Howell of Knoxville. “That will bring tears to my eyes. It's very emotional. It's a wonderful way to honor them and to show them that we do appreciate them." "It's awesome. It's overwhelming to see that,” said traveler Dorothy Howell of Knoxville. “That will bring tears to my eyes. It's very emotional. It's a wonderful way to honor them and to show them that we do appreciate them."
The display has been put up in advance of the Medal of Honor Convention that’s coming to Knoxville in September. The display has been put up in advance of the Medal of Honor Convention that’s coming to Knoxville in September.
Many travelers stopped to look at the faces on the wall, faces of true American heroes. Many travelers stopped to look at the faces on the wall, faces of true American heroes.
Knoxville, TN -  By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - As the 4th of July holiday week approaches, travelers coming into East Tennessee are now being greeted by some of America’s biggest military heroes.

It’s all thanks to a new Medal of Honor display at Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport, just put up this weekend.

27 feet long, the wall is located in the middle of the airport’s main floor.

On it are the names and faces of every single one of our nation's Medal of Honor recipients.

The Medal of Honor is the highest award a soldier can receive in the American military.

The display has been put up in advance of the Medal of Honor Convention that’s coming to Knoxville in September.

Travelers say it’s amazing to see.

"It's awesome. It's overwhelming to see that,” said traveler Dorothy Howell of Knoxville. “That will bring tears to my eyes. It's very emotional. It's a wonderful way to honor them and to show them that we do appreciate them."

Many travelers stopped to look at the faces on the wall, faces of true American heroes.

"They were willing to sacrifice to save someone else or do something that was far beyond the call of duty,” said Howell, whose husband served in World War II.

With the help of this wall, they hope their sacrifice and heroism will not be forgotten, and instead, freshly remembered.

"Without them, we would not be appreciate of our freedoms. We wouldn't have many of our freedoms. I'm very grateful that we're doing this for our folks,” said traveler Fuad Reveiez of Knoxville. "Be grateful. Be grateful of the fact that these people put their lives on the line so that we have freedom that we have today."

"Thankful that we have men who are willing to give their utmost to serve our country and to save our country,” said Howell.

The wall is scheduled to stay up until October.Knoxville will host the 2014 Medal of Honor Convention the week of September 10
.

For more information, visit the convention’s website.

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