Fallen Officers & First Responders Traveling Memorial Wall
Organized by: John McWherter
The initial funding is to provide legal help and filing fees to properly form the 501 c3. I am the Founder of Offficer Needs Assistance USA. ONAUSA was formed from the We are Darren Wilson Support campaign, then we helped the STLPWA in Feguson, to currently working on providing bullet proof vest for our officers. The racial unrest, violence from our citizens towards the police, the physical and verbal abuse our officers had to endure was an absolute embarrassment for the officers and our average US citizen. It was complete disrespect for those who put their lives on the line to Protect and Serve. Every politician from the White House on down should be ashamed on how this whole ordeal was handled across the US. I was thinking of a good way to honor, give respect, and to educate. I had based my original idea from the Traveling Vietnam Wall. There is a three tier platform for this Wall. First and foremost is to honor, respect and remember those who lost their lives and those who still protect and serve. The other very important aspect of the Wall to educate our youth about the risk, dangers and the rewards of being a Law Enforcement Officer or First Responder, while emphasizing the importance of respecting, listening and cooperating with those with influences of authority in society (police, firefighters, teachers, principals and so forth). Who better to teach and mentor our youth, disabled and/or retired officers, responders, FBI, correction officers, and even military veterans. A great opportunity to help employ disabled officers or responders and to let them share their story . Go to officerneedsassistance.com for more info about the wall and our vest program. While your there take the ONAUSA Pledge "To Serve and Protect the Ones who Protect and Serve". Help me turn this vision into a reality and give our local heroes the honor and respect they deserve. God Bless!